“Gotham” – Batman Drama Returns to Fox Network Television

gothamBatman fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere episode of Gotham, an action drama television series coming to Fox on September 22, 2014. Created by Bruno Heller and based on many of the same characters that appeared in DC Comics to include Bruce Wayne and Detective James Gordon, the show is expected to achieve great success.

Originally, the series concept followed Detective Gordon’s earlier days on the police force in Gotham City but over time, it evolved to include the beloved Bruce Wayne character. In addition, the series will now retell many original stories of villains such as “Joker”, “Penguin”, “Riddler”, “Harvey Dent”, “Catwoman”, “Huge Strange”, “Mr. Freeze”, and “Poison Ivy”.

On May 5, 2014, the Fox network ordered the series of Gotham, to include 16 episodes in the first season. Although there are many twists and turns, the plot involves a new police recruit by the name of Captain Sarah Essen, high-profile crime being solved by Detective Gordon and Harvey Bullock, Gordon meeting Bruce Wayne’s son, confronting gang bosses, and ultimately, Gordon befriending Bruce to help prepare his son to become the “Dark Knight”.

The main stars cast in Gotham include Ben McKenzie (James Gordon), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Zabryna Guevara (Sarah Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), and David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne). Gotham also features very talented supporting actors who star as both good and bad characters.

Because Batman is currently all the craze, Fox bypassed filming a pilot, choosing instead to order the full series. According to Kevin Reilly, President of Fox, Gotham is best described as being an operatic soap that with larger than life quality. In addition to it airing in the United States, Gotham will broadcast in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.