This fall, Fox will unveil Gotham, an ambitious series aiming to tell the story of Jim Gordon’s rise from rookie cop to police commissioner of crime-ridden Gotham City before Batman ever appeared on the scene. We’ve seen more than our fair share of trailers and posters for the show, but Fox isn’t letting it slip from our minds for even a second as they’ve released another exciting look, this time from the UK.
The trailer is introduced by star Ben McKenzie, who portrays Gordon. It’s a highly dramatic and completely packed preview, including scenes of the Wayne family’s tragic fate in Crime Alley, crime boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) showing us why she’s so feared in Gotham, and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) wincing at his hated nickname – the Penguin.
Gotham premieres September 22nd on Fox. Will you be watching?
Gotham is the origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.
From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly minted detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon encounters imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and many of the characters who will become some of DC Comics’ most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor).
Although the crime drama follows Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, it also focuses on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) – a friendship that will last them all of their lives and will play a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.