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New Gotham Photos Tease Violence, A Funeral And A Little Bit Of Gotham City Glamour

Fox gave us an early look at their planned Gotham City origin story Gotham earlier this month. The network presented the same trailer at today's Upfront, so we don't have any new video content from the Batman prequel series, but the network did release some new photos, including the above episode still, which appears to be at a cemetery (the Wayne funeral perhaps?), and this one that shows Ben McKenzie's James Gordon getting rough with Oswald Cobblepot...


And in this one, we get a little bit of Gotham City glamour from Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney, who appears to be a chess fan...


We also have this great promotional photo of the main cast...

Group pic

Bruno Heller wrote the pilot for Gotham, while Danny Cannon directed. Here's part of Fox's official synopsis for the series.

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), 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. Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

In addition to Ben McKenzie, the cast also includes Donal Logue (playing Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), Sean Pertwee (Alfred), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman) and Zabryna Guevara (Captain Sarah Essen). Catch a glimpse of their characters in the gallery below!

Fox has Gotham set to air on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ahead of returning drama Sleepy Hollow. Check out the full Fox 2014-2015 lineup here.