In its second annual poll, the Television Critics Association (TCA) votes FOX’s Gotham as the most promising new show of the fall season.
The series from showrunner Bruno Heller will follow the early career of Detective James Gordon as he embarks on his destiny to one day be Gotham City’s police commissioner and confidant to Batman. In the wake of Thomas and Martha Wayne’s deaths, Detective Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, will partner with Donal Logue’s Harvey Bullock as they tackle Gotham’s criminal underground head-on. The series will also star Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney, a character created specifically for the series, as well as other notable characters from the comic book lore.
“If the 2014 fall survey results are any indication, we’re in for an exciting new season of television,” said TCA president Scott D. Pierce. “This year featured a surprising number of close races, with the high quality of both programming and performers giving our voters a tough time as they made their picks. From superheroes and murder mysteries, to out-of-the-box comedies and gritty dramas, this is one of the most eclectic seasons in recent memory.”
Garnering votes for potential new breakout star were Gotham‘s Robin Lord Taylor, who will play Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot, and Grant Gustin in the title role of The CW’s The Flash.
Gotham debuts on September 22 on FOX. The Flash debuts on October 7 on The CW.