By now you’ve likely already seen the trailer for FOX’s new show this fall. The network is launching a new prequel series based on the Batman franchise, GOTHAM.
The new series looks to be a gritty take on the Batman legacy, with the look and feel of the Christian Bale Batman trilogy. The series will take place as an origin story before any of the superheros and villians become their namesakes, and follows the characters before all of that in Gotham City. The series also looks like it will be following Comissioner Gordon, back when he was much younger.
If you’ve ever seen Smallville, which was a prequel to Superman, then you have an idea what this series could become.
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.
Take a look at the trailer below.