Danny Cannon will direct and executive produce the pilot for Warner Bros' upcoming TV show Gotham, reports Deadline.
Cannon performed the same role on the CSI franchise and has also directed TV pilots for Nikita and The Tomorrow People.
He also has experience directing for the big screen, and was behind the camera for Stallone's Judge Dredd movie and horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
Gotham, which will air on Fox, comes from The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller and is set to explore the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon and feature of Gotham City's most infamous villains.
It has already been given the green light for an entire season and will air later this year.