Starring Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, the extended trailer for new TV Series Gotham has been released.
Well, a TV show called Gotham is coming out.
Why do they keep bringing out all these comic book adaptions?
Fine, so how’s it different to the other batman movies?
Fox first confirmed the news for the Batman-inspired TV series in September 2013 when they placed an order for the series to be written and produced by Bruno Heller, the writer behind TV shows like The Mentalist and Rome. We typically have a sceptical view on most of these kind of comic book-to-movie-to-tv-series adaptions with most proving to vary between alright to average to corny (Agents of SHIELD, Smallville, Arrow), however with Gotham Heller is adapting the comic book to small screen from a different perspective, focusing on the always-intriguing Detective Gordon. Revived for the role is McKenzie, most known for his time as bad-boy Ryan Atwood in The O.C, who you may be surprised to know has actually been doing quite well since the smash hit in roles such as Officer Ben Sherman in Southland and winning awards for his role as Joe Bonham in Johnny Got His Gun.
Give it to me short…
Cool! So! Some things to know:
- The show is based during a time way before the Batman we’re familiar with- Bruce is still a young boy about 12 years old, his parents have just been killed, and Detective Gordon has just been recruited into the Police Department.
- Sean Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth- Pertwee has acted in a string of TV roles, most known as Charlie in TV Series Jo.
- A few of the classic criminals will be appearing in younger, rookie forms, such as Penguin, Fish Mooney, Selina Kyle, the Riddler and Poison Ivy. You’ll catch Selina (a.k.a Catwoman) quite a bit in the trailer, being played by newcomer Camren Bicondova.
- TV Line reported that Fox boss Kevin Reilly at the Television Critics Association press tour described the show as “… not some adjunct companion series. This is the Batman franchise, just backing it up [in chronology].”
What do you guys think of it?
The trailer has shown a dark crime drama, with lots of promise considering the different angle that has been taken and Heller’s proven skills with The Mentalist, and you can feel some noir-Sin City influences underneath.
So what do you guys think? Comment below and let us know!