Gotham (2014 - Present)

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM

With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon is one of the crime world’s greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains — the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Gotham is the 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), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly minted detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), 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), 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 encounters imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and many of the characters who will become some of DC Comics’ most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor). Although the crime drama follows Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, it also focuses 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) — a friendship that will last them all of their lives and will play a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.

 
Cast: 
Ben McKenzie
Donal Logue
Sean Pertwee
Robin Lord Taylor
Erin Richards
David Mazouz
Camren Bicondova
Zabryna Guevara
Cory Michael Smith
Victoria Cartagena
Andrew Stewart-Jones
Jada Pinkett Smith
Executive Producers: 
Bruno Heller
Danny Cannon
John Stephens
Genre: 
Action
Crime & Gangster
Drama

Gotham - Extended Trailer

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Terriers, Vikings, Copper) and Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix films, HawthoRNe), 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. Executive producer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the CSI franchise, Nikita). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.

FIRST LOOK: Sean Pertwee as Gotham's Alfred Pennyworth

Of all of Bruce Wayne’s friends and allies, none are more important than his loyal butler. After the tragic death of his parents, it was Alfred who raised the young “master Bruce,” before going on to become his most trusted adviser  in the Batman’s mission to protect the streets of Gotham. Today, we received our first look at actor Sean Pertwee (Elementary, Camelot) in this crucial Gotham role.

Gotham: Five Things We're Excited About

Don’t know about you, but we anticipate spending quite a bit of time in Gotham in the future, for what is shaping up to be one heck of an awesome television series.

Following the exploits of rookie detective James Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie), the upcoming Fox television show will explore the infamous titular city years before the Dark Knight first cast his vengeful shadow upon the criminal underground, back when Bruce Wayne was still a young boy that only recently saw his parents murdered right before his eyes.

Beware the Batman (2013)

A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WB Animation’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is the latest addition to DC Nation on Cartoon Network.

 
 
Voice Talent: 
Anthony Ruivivar
Sumalee Montano
JB Blanc
Producers: 
Glen Murakami
Mitch Watson
Executive Producers: 
Sam Register
Genre: 
Action
Adventure

The Batman (2004 - 2008)

In Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, lives The Batman. He's in his mid-twenties and just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while maintaining his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. This animated series picks up a few years after the conclusion of the new 2005 theatrical release, Batman Begins.This younger Batman confronts updated versions of familiar foes, meeting each member of his classic Rogues' Gallery for the first time. With the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the Dark Knight takes his war on crime to the next level, employing a new arsenal of experimental Bat-gadgets and amped-up Batmobile, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the "BatWave."Join the most complex and intriguing character in comic book history for action-packed super heroic adventures that test the limits of this legendary character's extraordinary physical prowess and super-sleuthing skills.

 
Voice Talent: 
Rino Romano
Kevin Michael Richardson
Alistair Duncan
Steve Harris
Tom Kenny
Ming-Na
Producers: 
Duane Capizzi
Executive Producers: 
Alan Burnett
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

Birds Of Prey (2002 - 2003)

From the creators of the smash-hit series "Smallville" comes another legendary DC Comics saga brought to vivid, mind-warping reality. Batman has abandoned New Gotham City, leaving the high-tech crimefighting to a trio of stunning female heroes--Barbara Gordon (Dina Meyer), once known as Batgirl, the daughter of Commissioner Gordon; Helena (Ashley Scott), called The Huntress, the offspring of Batman and Catwoman; and awesome metahuman Dinah (Rachel Skarsten). In addition to battling evil, these defenders of justice face the same challenges as every young woman in the new millennium: fitting romance and friendship into a life spent saving the world ... forming meaningful relationships when your true self must constantly be concealed ... and keeping hope and optimism alive when you've looked deep into your soul and seen your future. Girl power takes on a whole new meaning in Birds Of Prey.

Cast: 
Ashley Scott
Dina Meyer
Rachel Skarsten
Shemar Moore
Ian Abercrombie
Mia Sara
Executive Producers: 
Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Joe Davola
Ron Koslow
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama

Batman: Year One (2011)

He will become the greatest crimefighter the world has ever known… It won't be easy. Discover the origin of the Dark Knight in this original animated film based on the legendary graphic novel from Frank Miller, the creator of 300 and Sin City. Witness the transformation of Bruce Wayne as he returns home from his years of training abroad in martial arts, science, detective skills, and the art of hunting man in preparation to become the thing in the night that all criminals of Gotham will come to fear ... Batman!

Cast: 
Bryan Cranston
Ben McKenzie
Eliza Dushku
Jon Polito
Alex Rocco
Katee Sackhoff
Directors: 
Sam Liu
Lauren Montgomery
Writers: 
Tab Murphy
Producers: 
Lauren Montgomery
Alan Burnett
Genre: 
Action
Adventure

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