Regardless of where you live in this fine country, we hope you’re prepared to spend some serious time in Gotham.
As reported earlier today, Fox has officially given Gotham, their Batman prequel series, the green light, ensuring we’ll be treated to at least one season of the eagerly awaited show. For those in need of a recap, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie (Southland) as Detective James Gordon and is set during the stretch of time when Bruce Wayne is still a child, well before he puts on the cape and cowl. The series also stars Sons of Anarchy’s Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney. Earlier this year, Fox released five official character images, giving us our first idea as to the look and feel of the show. If you missed them, you can see all five of them here.
The pilot is executive-produced by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita, The Tomorrow People). Cannon is directing the pilot episode from a script by Heller.
UPDATED (5/5/14 3:30 p.m. PST): A greenlight…and a teaser trailer! Fox has just confirmed through the official Gotham Twitter that the first Gotham teaser will air tonight during the premiere of 24: Live Another Day. Who’s ready?
UPDATED (5/5/14 6:01 p.m. PST): Did you catch that teaser trailer? Well, here’s the FULL two-minute long version, featuring over twice as much footage.
Fox also released an official description of the show:
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.
Fall can’t get here soon enough!