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Gotham Trailer Arrives

From Entertainment Weekly!

By Robert T. Trate     May 05, 2014
Source: EW

Tonight on the premiere of 24: Live Another Day FOX debuted the first trailer for their upcoming Gotham. Check out the two minute trailer below. 

Synopsis: 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.
 
Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, "Southland," "The O.C.") romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, "Breaking In"), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.
 
Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, "Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings," "Copper"), 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, "Touch"), 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 will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, "HawthoRNe," Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, "The Walking Dead," Another Earth).
 
Although the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, "Burn Notice"), it also will focus 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, "Camelot," "Elementary"). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.'
 
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Modo 5/5/2014 7:42:41 PM

Looks good.  Will give it a shot.  Hope like heck it will ultimately spin-off into a Batman TV series sequel down the road, likely by jumping into the future and getting an older Bruce Wayne...that would be cool.   

AznDarkKnight77 5/5/2014 7:46:31 PM

 The only concern I have is that its on FOX...

SIGH...

DarthBob 5/5/2014 8:02:14 PM

The better the show, the more likely Fox will cancel cuz that's how they roll!

goirish83 5/5/2014 8:38:51 PM

Fox will somehow find a way to screw this up, as usual.

Muenster 5/5/2014 9:11:04 PM

goirish, Fox is not the producer nor the distributor of Gotham. Fox is the televisor. If any group screws this up, it will be Warner Bros. and DC.

Muenster 5/5/2014 9:15:33 PM

Based on that preview, DC/Warner Bros. have already loused it up by creating yet another Batman Universe that is non canon.

VTGamehendge 5/5/2014 10:50:54 PM

I'll check it out and the trailer looks cool, but forgive me if I remain skeptical.  Lots of trailers these days look good, but the final product just doesn't deliver.  

Anyone else get the vibe that they're trying to replicate Smallville?  Obviously Batman's origin story is a bit darker than Superman's, but I'm sensing the same aspiration.

Dazzler 5/6/2014 4:09:26 AM

Won't be Smallville since Gotham will be darker in stories it looks like.  I don't get why they make such downer depressing shows these days.  Even Arrow is leaning toward more darker stories.  I would rather have comic shows that are more lighter that save people from bad guys that we don't need to know why they went bad in the first place.  I think a live action Spider-man not dumbed down for kids would be cool.  Sure they mess with his live getting fired, making rent, killing a girlfriend every once in awhile but the stories are there that are interesting.  Makes me wonder why they can't get a Punisher show off the ground.  

ElBaz13 5/6/2014 5:18:01 AM

Good lord this show looks depressing. Still can't go over how Catwoman Jr looks like that freaky chick from Splice.

I also see this as a decent premise but not 22 episode seasons for 4-5 seasons. Will remind the overstayed welcome of Smallville.

Definite pass on this one. A bunch of Marvel Netflix shows around the corner.

 

Eldogg42 5/6/2014 5:39:39 AM

Actually looks better then I thought.  Its a comic show, so I will give it a go, but not devote too much into it (Fox will cancel after 1-2 seasons).  @Dazzler: I'm hoping the new Flash series will be just that. Flash has always been (imo) lighthearted.  At least in the comics. 

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