There are quite a few iconic moments in the Batman franchise. But for Fox's new prequel series Gotham, there's one scene that sets the stage for all of those future instants to come.
On the Set: Behind the scenes at Gotham
Based on the DC Comics characters, the series explores the origin story of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective in the Gotham City Police Department who battles the villains who made the city (in)famous. In our exclusive clip from Monday's premiere, Gordon sits with a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) minutes after the brutal murder of his parents.
"Holy concrete wall, Batman!"
That was actor Ben McKenzie's good-natured response after he sustained a nasty gash on his head while filming Gotham.
McKenzie, who plays young Det. Gordon in Fox's upcoming Batman origin story, was injured on the show's set Friday (his birthday) while he was shooting a fight sequence.
Citizens of Gotham, you are a strange bunch.
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Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue
As TV's new fall season inches closer, the baddies of DC Comics' most messed-up city are gearing up for a battle with "the last good man in Gotham." In this exclusive teaser for Fox's upcoming drama, star Ben McKenzie explains why his Det. Jim Gordon has his work cut out for him, set against clips of iconic DC villains doing their thing.
Dexter alum David Zayas has landed a recurring role on Fox's new drama Gotham, Deadline.com reports.
Based on DC Comics characters, Gotham explores...
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith is talking Gotham and she's got her signature weapon with her.
Based on DC Comics characters, the Batman prequel explores the origin story of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), a detective with the Gotham City Police Department who battles the villains who made the city (in)famous.
Gotham won't "break the canonical iron truths" of Batman mythology
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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