I find Gotham about as fascinating a concept as watching paint dry. Without Batman, it’s another crime procedural in a not-quite made-up city. And if the 1st half of Agents of SHIELD showed anything, it’s that most of a TV audience doesn’t really care for monster-of-the-week stories in a world with established lore. They want to explore that world with the heroes. Not doing that here, move along.
On the other hand, Hieroglyph sounds outright fascinating. Ancient Egypt always intrigues. And there is definitely more room for sword-and-sandal epics.
Says the guy writing a sword-and-sandal. 😉