Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The Batman prequel show Gotham has just been given a series order by Fox, making it the first of the network’s 2014-2015 schedule to be given the full green light. This takes place a week ahead of Fox’s upfront meetings, and doesn’t come as any big surprise — there was little chance that the show focusing on the early days of James Gordon in Gotham City would fail to find a spot in Fox’s schedule.
In addition to the series green light, the first trailer for the show will air tonight, Monday May 5.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Gordon, and picks up with his rookie days in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne’s parents are murdered as Gordon shows up, and we will begin to see the development of personalities that become Batman’s most well-known adversaries. Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) wrote and exec produced the pilot, which was directed by Danny Cannon. John Stephens will exec produce the show along with Heller.
The rest of the cast features Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock; Jada Pinkett Smith as the new character Fish Mooney; David Mazouz as young Bruce Wayne; Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald “the Penguin” Cobblepot; Camren Bicondova as Selina “Catwoman” Kyle; Erin Richards as Barbara Kean; Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth; and Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen.
When will we get a taste of the new show? Tonight, as it turns out. EW reports that the first trailer for Gotham will air during the debut of the 24: Live Another Day event miniseries. We’ve confirmed that plan, and we’ll have it for you immediately.