FIRST TRAILER FOR FOX’S ‘GOTHAM’
In theory, a television show about a young Jim Gordon taking on the corrupt cesspool of crime that is Gotham City sounds like a great idea. With that being said, it’s not hard to imagine ways they could screw it up. Part of me was getting a little worried when I would read news about how they were going to include a pre-Penguin Oswald Cobblepot, as well as other characters that would one day become super-villains like Riddler and Poison Ivy. I couldn’t help but fear that the awesome Gordon-focused hard-boiled detective story I want would just get bogged down with constant reminders that this is the Batman universe, with repeated nonsensical appearances by random characters.
After viewing the first trailer for Fox’s Gotham I can’t say that all my fears have diminished, but I can say that I’m pretty excited to check it out.
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.