While we try not to wish the summer away as we wait for the Fall TV premieres, we continue to see teases and promotional content for upcoming primetime programming. That includes Fox's highly anticipated Batman prequel series Gotham. 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.
DC's "All Access" video offers us some interesting insights into the characters of this series. That includes the (eventual) relationship between Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), who are both kids in this story. From what Bicondova says, the future cat woman and Bruce Wayne have yet to meet, but she knows it'll happen eventually, as Selina has information for James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). And that brings us to the big tie-in, which is the Wayne murder investigation.
Bruce Wayne's parents are brutally murdered. We get a look at that dark scene in the video above, and it sounds like rookie detective James Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) will be working together on that investigation, which is a bit of a shift from the source material. "The main departure from the mythology of the comics," Ben McKenzie explains. "Is that James and Harvey are assigned the case of the Wayne murders. That relationship between James and Bruce is underpinning of the entire show."
Robin Taylor talks about Oswald Cobblepot, and what he says about the future Penguin and Gordon being "in it together" is really interesting, especially in the way they might use each other to move forward. Not that we need to be reminded that this is an origin story, but it's still going to be cool to see how this series develops these characters, knowing what we know of their future within the Batman universe. It sounds like Gordon may be forming connections with some of Gotham's future villains.
And that brings us to Jada Pinkett Smith's character Fish Mooney, who from the sound of it, may have a crucial impact on the foundations of some of these characters. "It's interesting, because she has a lot of influence in how all of the other characters came to be," Pinkett Smith says of her character. "All the iconic characters that we know. Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, The Penguin..."
Smith isn't the only one crediting her character for the role she's playing in these key characters' origins. Taylor says that Fish Mooney teaches his character everything he needs to know about badassery. Exciting stuff!
This latest Gotham tease comes the same week as a new set of fittingly dark character posters have arrived. There's also talk of Mr. Freeze possibly making an appearance. From everything we're hearing about Gotham, it sounds like there will be plenty of room for interesting and infamous Gotham City villains (or villains-to-be) to make an appearance. Gotham is set to air on Fox this fall!