Not only have FOX announced a 13 episode order of their new Batman prequel series Gotham, they also today, released a new sneak peek trailer for the upcoming series.
Gotham is a prequel series to the Batman story and will tell the origin of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) as he works his way up to the role commissioner of Gotham City and will introduce us to well-known and popular villains early in their evil careers. Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy are all set to be featured.
“GOTHAM is an 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”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.”
Along with Benjamin McKenzie, Camren Bicondova will play a young Selina Kyle, David Mazouz, a young Bruce Wayne, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.
Let’s hope when Gotham airs in the US fall that it ends up better than what’s been seen in early drafts of the pilot script. Speaking with a source who had seen an early draft of the pilot script “the dialogue is horrendous and filled with terrible one liners and cliche catchphrases that are reminiscent of a bad 60’s comic book based TV series“
Gotham is set to premier in the fall for US viewers.