When FOX announced they would be premiering a Batman prequel television series, Gotham, the groans could almost be heard across the globe. It wasn’t quite the uproar the casting of Ben Affleck in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice caused, but it was close. Fans of Batman and the universe he inhabits were not anxious to see their Dark Knight given the Smallville treatment. After all, any series that takes place in Gotham should be dark, gritty, and dramatic; not a bubblegum version of the characters before they grow into the heroes and villains fans love.
Then, the first trailer for the series hit and quieted the fears of many a fanboy. The series looks to be avoiding the teen soap opera route taken by the CW’s Smallville and is instead giving fans exactly what they want–nay, deserve.
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, do yourself a favor and check it out below. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.
Did you check it out? Great. How about those wonderful new character posters revealed earlier this week by EW? Pretty terrific, right? Chances are good that by now you’ve recovered from your initial impression of the series and are looking forward to what promises to be a very good show.
However, if you’re still among the unbelievers (or have already converted but just can’t get enough of the show), DC Entertainment has released a new episode of their ongoing All Access behind-the-scenes show featuring Gotham stars Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), Ben McKenzie (Det. Jim Gordon), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle), and David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne) discussing their characters. Check it out:
Are you excited for Gotham? Are you impressed with the cast they’ve assembled? Let us hear what you’ve got to say in the comments below!
And if this is somehow your first time hearing about the show, here is the official synopsis:
Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
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.
Gotham premieres on FOX this fall. For more on the highly anticipated series, visit the official website!