Foxís comic book-inspired crime drama Gotham had quite a challenge when its pilot premiered last week, reintroducing characters that Batman fanatics are oh-so-familiar with while trying to disperse them into a fully realized fictional world. Those who were bothered by the endless line of future villain appearances arenít going to be won over by the full season promo seen above, but the rest of us can cackle gloriously over our first looks at these murderous baddies.
As it goes with most pilots, our first look at Gotham isnít perfect, but itís a startlingly effective and refreshing trip into a world that weíve already experienced a million times before. Is it the best show on TV? Not yet, but here are five reasons why we might change our minds about that in the future.
Fox is one of several networks entering the small-screen superhero fray this fall but their comic-book adaptation stands apart from the rest by shifting the focus onto the supporting cast. Bruce Wayne's tragic beginning is only the catalyst for Gotham to show how the DC Comics' city known for criminality got its start. As for the show's beginnings, the series premiere is a lot like Two-Face; it's half-good and half-bad.
A recent batch of clips has popped up, and the video seen above features one of the most important moments in comic history, as Gotham City detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) meets a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) for the first time, cementing a lifelong semi-partnership in the name of justice.
While series like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get fansí imaginations going crazy over what Marvel movie cameos may or may not be happening, you'll never be seeing Zack Snyderís Batman saving anyone on The CWís Arrow. DC has no interest in that kind of crossover appeal.
In this excellent preview, viewers are ushered into Gothamís world in the most immersive way possible, at least through a video clip. It helps if you splash water on your face while youíre watching. Trust me. I'm Batman.
Holy bat-quisition! Foxís upcoming drama series Gotham has a built-in fanbase, given the near-universal love for all things Batman-related, and that appears to be good enough for Netflix, which can't be bothered with waiting for the show to come out before signing an exclusive deal for worldwide rights.
Foxís long-awaited DC Comics series, Gotham, is finally hitting the network next month, and to give fans a little bit of an idea about what they can expect, the show released an extended preview of the series called ďGotham: The Legend Reborn.Ē Clocking in at 21 minutes, the preview is chock full of actors and crew members talking about the great experience shooting Gotham has been.
Fox is gearing up to premiere Gotham this fall, and while weíve seen trailers and TV spots, it looks like there is still room to add new characters. On Friday, the Batman prequel series announced that Dexter actor David Zayas is joining the cast, and in the new series, he wonít be playing one of the detectives in the squad.
San Diego Comic-Con officially kicks off a week from today, so the timing is perfect for Warner Bros. to unveil the designs for the collectible bags, which will be handed out to all registered attendees when they arrive to pick up their SDCC badges.
Fox has announced their Fall 2014 premiere schedule. Along with bringing back a number of returning shows, the network will debut the highly anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham, murder mystery Gracepoint, John Mulaney's new comedy Mulaney, the hospital-set drama Red Band Society and new reality series Utopia.
If you thought that Foxís Gotham didnít have any more casting surprises in store just because the pilot was already filmed, youíll be bat-stonished to know that isnít the case at all. TV and Hollywood vet Carol Kane (Hester Street) has been added to the cast in a recurring role as Batmanís sidekick Robin andÖjust kidding!
Warner Bros. Television has announced their plans for Comic-Con in San Diego later this month. That includes the traditional Wednesday pilot screenings for preview night, as well as a bevy of panels for their new and popular TV series during the convention.
There is an impressive amount of comic book content coming to television this year. In addition to returning shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow, the networks will be flooded with programming like Marvel Studiosí Agent Carter and DCís Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. Really, itís a comic book fans dream, but if you just canít wait and want to get an early look at some of those shows, I have some very good news for you.
In a new video preview for the fall series, the Gotham cast discuss their roles, including how certain heroes and villains need each other in these early stages of their development. We also get some information on Detective James Gordon's involvement in the Wayne Murder case.