With some of the early screenings going on for Gotham getting some positive buzz on a number of levels, Fox is moving forward with its next piece of the marketing campaign: giving us the villains. While a lot of folks are scratching their head as to why we aren’t getting a Batman show and instead focusing on James Gordon and Harvey Bullock, we’re going to get some pretty interesting stories told about the early origins of villains that most people know well through decades of mass media consumption. The new spot gives us a good look at some of them with the hints of what they become, which is pretty neat to see.
Gotham is scheduled to air on Monday nights at 8pm before Sleepy Hollow at 9pm.
The series stars Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena and Andrew Stewart Jones.
Plot concept: 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.