Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor
Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)
The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk.
Ben McKenzie and David Mazouz
There will be no cape. There will be no cowl. Nevertheless, Fox's Gotham intends to stay true to the Batman comics that fans have come to know and love over more than seven decades.
Based on DC Comics characters, Gotham explores the origin stories of the Caped Crusader's eventual ally James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective with the Gotham City Police Department, and his battle with the villains who made the city famous.
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"What we won't do is...
If you're wondering whether Fox's Batman prequel drama series Gotham will be campy like the Adam West TV series or dark and gritty like the Christopher Nolan films, the answer might just be both.
Apparently it wasn't always sunny for one The O.C. star. Cam Gigandet, who played Kevin Volchok on the Fox teen drama, had some choice words for his former co-stars in a recent interview...
Jada Pinkett Smith
We already know that Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham will highlight the backstory of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). But a new teaser for the show also hints at the origin stories of some of the Caped Crusader's biggest enemies.
Robin Lord Taylor, Benjamin McKenzie
A curious rite of mid-May: Even as the broadcast networks are wrapping their regular seasons with a flurry of cliffhangers and finale events — farewell, Cristina Yang, and a toast to those soon-to-be-newlyweds Mitch and Cam — all eyes in the industry are already looking to the future, with a just-concluded Upfront Week of noisy presentations in New York in which new series and schedules are announced with a fanfare that probably beats the alternative: blowing taps for all the failed series announced last year at this time.
Fox has released trailers for its new series, including Batman prequel Gotham, Terrence Howard's Empire and Broadchurch adaptation Gracepoint. Check them out below.
Gotham has come alive!
Hours after ordering the project to series, Fox released the first trailer for the new Batman prequel on Monday...
Fox has officially ordered Batman prequel Gotham to series, TVGuide.com has learned.
Based on DC Comics characters, the drama explores...
Tina Fey, Viola Davis, Debra Messing
Before the networks unveil their fall lineups later this month, we read nearly 100 broadcast pilot scripts, narrowing the contenders down to the 10 shows you're most likely to be watching this fall: