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    Gotham Chronicles



    Gotham Chronicles is a project that will be centred around Gotham City, but in order to allow creative freedom other locations will be used within the narrative of this project. A number of different characters from the DC Universe will be brought into play, with of course 'The Batman' quite clearly having a central role in the product. My intention is to structure product into seasons, with the potential for their to be some extension in terms of overall development of the character involved. I really hope that everyone reading enjoys what I am trying to do, and as alway I accept all feedback, irrespective of how critical it may be.
    Episode List
    Season One - Episodes
    1: A Master's Workshop

    2: Old Friends
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    Gotham Chronicles - Season One - Main Cast

    Casting Announcements
    The following actors have been announced as member of the Gotham Chronicles - Season One cast.
    Other cast members will be announced on an episode by episode basis.


    Jon Hamm - Bruce Wayne/Batman


    Dave Franco - Jason Todd/Robin


    Terence Stamp - Albert Pennyworth


    Edward James Olmos - Hugo Strange


    Tom Selleck - James Gordon


    Paul Giamatti - The Penguin


    Olga Kurylenko - Selina Kyle/Catwoman


    Emeraude Toubia - Carrie Kelley/Catgirl


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    A Master's Workshop (Episode One)


    A Master's Workshop (Episode One)

    The first episode begins with Jason Todd (Dave Franco) and Bruce Wayne (Jon Hamm) in the underbelly of Wayne Manor, with both men talking inside the Bat Cave. Bruce and Jason are having some sort of argument in which Bruce is making a point that Jason has been acting recklessly and making decision that having be putting him in the line of fire, when it simply hasn't been needed. Bruce essentially is telling Jason that whilst he wears the Robin suit, it is imperative that he worry about his own safety, because unnecessary risks don't always action higher results. Jason though is clearly annoyed and makes the point that he isn't Dick, and he was handling himself long before he had even crossed paths with 'The Bat" and was more than capable of handling himself. The heated debate would end with Jason asking Bruce, whether he was having second thoughts of bringing him into his 'secret world' and would make it clear that no matter what happened he would never betray Bruce's secret, even if Bruce had lost confidence in him.

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    The next scene would see two masked individuals peering down at a party, made visible by a glass ceiling. whilst the two people in questions would be looking from an advantage point on a slightly taller building. The pair in question, wearing their catsuits would be none other than Catwoman (Olga Kurylenko) and Catgirl (Emeraude Toubia). The pair would be having a discussion about morality in which Catwoman would make the point that stealing was just stealing and that it didn't matter who you stole from as long as you got the job done and had something to show for it. She would make the point that when you pursue a life of crime, it is very important to understand that you are not 'one of the good guys' and should avoid living with this delusion at all costs. Catgirl though would counter and state that they should only ever steal from those that could afford it, and that stealing from those with very little to their name was immoral and shouldn't be a practise they follow. Catwoman would make the point that, sooner or later someone was going to take from the weak so it was better if you did it yourself, than letting someone else take the item. The pair would put their 'debate' on hold and proceed to zip-line down from the roof and proceed to enter the glass building and using stealthy tactics would manage to gain entry into a master bedroom. Catgirl would start bagging the jewellery, whist Catwoman would discover a safe and proceed to use a stethoscope and slowly unlock the safe revealing a large amount of cash and also a horde of diamonds in a velvet bag. The pair would then proceed to climb through the window and slide down one of the drain pipes before disappearing into the night.

    * * * * *

    We would then cut to a street crowded with members of the Gotham City Police Department with an area taped up, with it being very apparent that this is a crime scene. A man and a woman exit a fourth generation Mercury Cougar, and pull out their police badges revealing themselves as Detective James Gordon (Tom Selleck) and Jayne Rowe (Karen Gillian) with the pair talking about why James should/shouldn't put himself forward to become the new chief. Gordon was very much against the idea of taking on a position of power, whilst Jayne would make the point that he was a natural leader but also that she was never got to take on the role of lead detective if Jim continued to put stabilisers on his career. The chit-chat would stop however when they arrived at the actual scene of the crime. On arrival they would see a dead man, asian origin roughly early twenties lying on the road in a large pool of presumably his own blood. There would be any sign of gun shoots or puncture wounds, but on inspection on his forehead which had been covered by his long hair was a fluorescent green question mark that appeared to glow in the dark, only to slowly fade away and turn into a dust within seconds of being revealed. Jayne would scrape the dust into a bag, before turning to Gordon and making the point that this was now the third murder with the same calling card of a green question card and they very much now a serial killer in Gotham City. James would take a cigarette out, which Jayne would question asking him hadn't he quit. James would say that now that Barbara had left for college, he had found it easier to just smoke at home and that any chance of quitting was over. He had more pressing matters to worry about, like who was responsible for this (pointing at the deceased person). Gordon would ask Jayne to go back to the station, and tell her that he had some personal business to attend to. Jayne would roll her eyes, but not press the issue and proceed to find herself a ride from one of the officers present at the crime scene.

    * * * * *

    On a fire escape looking down at the crime scene below, stood Batman who was speaking to Alfred on his feed. Batman would make it clear that the situation with these bodies was taking a turn for the worst, and that with neither the GCPD or himself able to actually come up with any leads there was a chance that whoever was responsible really had an edge and that the more kills they accrued the more confident they were going to become. Alfred would make the point that everyone makes a mistake eventually, but that perhaps it was time for him (Batman) to consider getting some 'outside help'. Batman would make it clear that (him and the person in question) hadn't spoken in months, and that this wasn't the time or place for it. Alfred would chuckle and make the point that it was no wonder that Robin was so unwilling to change, when his master was equally as stubborn as his apprentice. This seemed to get the reaction that Alfred had been after, and Batman would request that Alfred prep the Batplane because it looked like he was making the short flight to Metropolis. Alfred would chuckle and inform Batman, that it had already been serviced and was ready to leave upon his arrival. Batman would also let out a sigh, knowing that despite all his experience Alfred knew him better than anyone else.

    * * * * *

    The Penguin (Paul Giamatti) would be in the Iceberg Lounge shouting at his thugs and goons making it clear that an 'old friend' was coming to see him later on that evening, and it was in all of their best interests if they all kept their mouths shut and avoided making unnecessary eye contact, unless they wanted to trigger an over-reaction from his 'old friend'. Penguin's men all seemed to agree with what their boss had to say, but it was clear by the look on Penguin's face that he was actually worried about the upcoming meeting.

    * * * * *

    The final scene would see Robin hiding in the shadows, as he was stalking in a red suit and hood with a match red bow slung over their shoulder. Robin though would seem to make a wrong step and the person would turn around and spot his stalker. Robin and the individual would proceed to start fighting each other on the rooftop, with both individuals putting on a good showing but it was clear that both their skills were fairly even. Eventually, the red hooded figure would raise his hand asking for a break - and then both men would laugh and embrace. Robin would remove his face mask, whilst the red hood would also unveil himself as Roy Harper (Kyle O'Reilly). Jason/Robin would asked Roy whether he had come to a decision, which Roy would answer that he had and that he had decided to leave Star City and forge a new path for himself. Jason would look pleased and asked Roy if he had come up with a name for himself. Roy would nod and the episode would end with the him saying the name 'Arsenal.'


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    New Cast Members


    Karen Gillian - Jayne Rowe (Police Detective)


    Kyle O'Reilly - Roy Harper/Arsenal




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    Old Friends (Episode Two)

    Old Friends (Episode Two)

    The episode begins with the Batplane touching down in a back alley in the street of Metropolis, with the vehicle being disguised with stealth technology in such a manner that it look as if it wasn't even there. Batman would then proceed to exit the vehicle, but before he could do anything else he would call out - making it clear that he was more than aware that someone was watching him and it would just be a lot easier if that person stopped playing games and just spoke with him face-to-face. There would be a few seconds of silent, before a figure would emerge from the shadows and be whistling the tune of 'Oh Danny Boy' as they would walk towards Batman. As the camera would pan up the person in question be revealed as being Green Lantern (James Marsden). Batman would asked Lantern what he was doing here, only for Lantern to chuckle and making it clear that he could ask a similar question - after all wasn't Metropolis under the protection of another. Batman would make the point that he arrival in the city was being done in order to ensure that both urban hubs avoided finding themselves in a hole that they couldn't dig out of. Lantern would smile and ask if Batman was looking for him - although Batman would be coy in his answer acting as if he didn't know who Lantern was talking about. Green Lantern would continue whistling to himself - before turning to Batman and saying that he already knew he was here and although he hadn't come as the greeting party - he did have something else he wanted to discuss with the Cape Crusader, but would make the point that it was probably not wise to discuss such business in such a public environment. Batman would proceed to grunt - and message Alfred telling him he would be going dark for a few hours, before following Green Lantern into the shadows.

    * * * * *

    The next scene would cut to the location in which Green Lantern had been leading Batman - and they would enter an old industrial complex, but Lantern would punch in a code to a door which would lead downstairs into a clear secret location. Standing at the bottom of the stairs dressed in his Nightwing gear - but without his masked was Dick Grayson (Richard Madden). Although there was no pleasantries from Dick who would remain very blunt and ask Bruce just what exactly he was doing here. Bruce would relax and remove his cowl and make it clear that he wasn't here to build bridges or to try and change Dick's mind. He was well aware that they were unlikely to ever agree on the 'Problem' but that he was here on more pressing business. Lantern (Hal Jordan) would decide to leave the two to talk, clearly having no interest or desire to be involved in this current conversation former mentor and protege. Bruce would cut to the chase and make the point that a new serial killer had emerged in Gotham - but that this person was showing all of the sign of someone that they had already brought down. Dick would interject and make it clear that he was more than aware of the situation of Gotham and that whoever this copy-cat killer was that they were doing a very good impression of Victor Zsasz, but that everyone was aware that Victor was very much locked in Arkham - so he was a little bit confused as to what exactly any of this had to do with him. Bruce would grimace and make a point that he was going to need to enter Arkham and would do so in an official capacity, but that it would be really helpful if Dick would also go in with him underneath the radar. Dick wasn't having any of it though - and make the point that why did Bruce take Jason with him. Bruce would make the point that Jason wasn't ready for an operation like this, that would lead to Dick chuckling making the point that these were the same arguments that Bruce had been using with him for years. Dick would make it clear that he had no interest in returning to Gotham, but suggested that Bruce started having faith in the people that surround him instead of seeking answers from old friends. Bruce did look quite dejected by this - but didn't push the point and simply walked away.

    * * * * *

    The scene would cut back to Gotham City with Jim Gordon standing on the rooftop of the old GCPD building, with the now retired Bat-light rusting next to him with the light sourced having been removed years ago. Gordon would drop his cigarette and stub it out, and make it clear that he had been waiting far too long. It was clear that Gordon hadn't been expecting Robin who saddled up next to him and made the point that he had planned on meeting him either. Gordon would make the point that he didn't feel comfortable meeting with anyone other than the Bat, and would prefer if he would not send his array of sidekicks instead. Robin though would make the point if Gordon didn't have anything to say, then he was more than happy to just leave. Gordon would stop complaining and resign to the fact that this was the best that this situation was going to get and bring up the recent string of murders and ask what the 'unofficial position was'. Robin would make it clear that all the evidence pointed in the direction of Zsasz, but he was still in Arkham? It was a question, but Jim wouldn't answer and instead push Robin and make it clear that if it wasn't Zsasz then who was it. At this point Arsenal would emerge from the shadows - much to Gordon's surprise with the Detective pulling his gun only for Robin to tell Gordon to relax and that Arsenal was a friend. Arsenal would make the point that the 'old guard' was too busy looking in the past to understand the real danger. Gordon would ask what danger exactly Arsenal was talking about? Arsenal would be clear in stating that if one famous villain had a fan club, then what was to stop other delinquents going out also putting on performances pretending to be their favourite idols and that it was imperative that they squashed this problem, before it gained anymore traction. Gordon would ask if this was the Bat's directive - but before he was given an answer Robin and Arsenal had already disappeared into the night.

    * * * * *

    We would return to Metropolis where Hal Jordan was talking with Bruce. Hal would make the point that Dick was very much absorbed in another problem - that said that all he knew was that it had Luthor's name on it which always meant trouble, but would make the point that he had a personal favour to ask from Bruce. Bruce would make it clear that he didn't grant favours and only did what needed to be done, when it was required. Hal would chuckle and make it clear that this was in Bruce's interest as well as his - to return to Themyscira. Hal would make it clear that he really couldn't divulge anymore information because he was sworn to secrecy, but it was really in his best interest to travel to the secret state sooner rather than later.

    * * * * *

    The final scene of the episode would take place in the Iceberg Lounge where the Penguin and his close security team were waiting for Penguin's old friend to make an arrival. As Penguin was nursing a drink - he would hear a scream and then the sound of ice smashing on the floor as Mr. Freeze (Jason Isaacs) would come around the corner looking less than pleased - making a point that if anyone else approached him that they would be spending their last few breath surrounded by concentrated ice. Penguin would look nervous and twitchy, but in an over-the-top fashion make it clear how happy it was to see his old friend after all this time. Freeze would make it clear that they were not friends, but that they were currently aligned in achieving the same goal. Penguin would smile at this point - as Freeze would continue on speaking saying that he was very much looking forward to working with Penguin in a pursuit of revenge for his wife Nora and that there was nothing else in the world he was looking forward to more than putting Black Mask on ice germanely.

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    New Cast Members


    James Marsden - Hal Jordan/Green Lantern


    Richard Madden - Dick Grayson/Nightwing


    Jason Isaacs - Mr. Freeze

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