Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
You’ll be able to see the first teaser trailer for Fox’s Batman prequel show Gotham in HD tonight during the premiere of 24: Live Another Day. (Or have just seen it, depending on your time zone.) But for now, you can see the Gotham teaser trailer below. It introduces Ben McKenzie as a young James Gordon — and introduces Gordon to a much younger Bruce Wayne, on the night his parents are killed. There are also flashes of some of villains such as Riddler, the Penguin, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy, as well as what appears to be a brief shot of Jada Pinkett Smith as the new character Fish Mooney.
Watch the teaser below. (Update: Fox has released an extended version of the trailer that runs a full two minutes. We’ve got that below, too. It’s the second embed in line.)
So this series starts off with Gordon investigating the deaths of Bruce Wayne’s parents. It’s the obvious way to bring them together, of course, and therefore a logical, if very well-worn starting point for the show. What comes next will be more interesting as we see what series creator Bruno Heller has cooked up to keep our eye on a Gotham City with no Batman.
Here’s the original trailer:
Here’s the extended trailer:
We’ll have Gotham premiere info when it becomes available. EW has the teaser.