FOX has officially ordered their new show, Gotham, to series. This comes as no surprise, as it was pretty much set before, just not officially. But even though we saw this coming, it is great to hear.
With the huge success of The CW’s hit comic book series, Arrow, it was just a matter of time before other networks began coming out with their own. ABC has Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NBC has Constantine coming and The CW has a second superhero in the works with The Flash. And now Gotham is finally coming.
The series will star Ben McKenzie as the future commissioner James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, David Mazouz as young Bruce Wayne and Camren Bicondova as young Selina Kyle.
Originally, it was reported that Gotham had a straight-to-series order, but it was later revealed that that wasn’t the case. In fact, the project had a series “commitment”, where FOX would have to pay Warner Bros. a penalty if they didn’t pick it up to series. Such as it is, Gotham wasn’t officially a go past the pilot until now.
The following synopsis is from the FOX website: “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.”
Several character photos were released back in March and just recently we got to see the very first trailer for this upcoming series. Check out the awesome trailer and character photos below.
Gotham is set to premiere this Fall on FOX.
Sources: newsarama.com, ign.com, fox.com