Now that Fox has officially ordered Gotham to series, only more plot details are beginning to surface. The first full trailer put the focus on telling Jim Gordon’s story, yet to fan’s surprise didn’t shy away from incorporating many of Gotham’s most infamous residents.
The first official cast photo (seen above) drove home the same point, with Harvey Bullock and Gordon taking center stage but making sure a young Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and Oswald Cobblebot among others were seen waiting in the wings. Almost since its inception Gotham was intended to not only chronicle Gordon’s early days in Gotham, but also the formative period for those villains as well as Bruce.
Yet Gotham is by no means Batman’s origin retold yet again. Showrunner Bruno Heller has made it abundantly clear we won’t see Bruce don a cowl or even attempt any juvenile vigilantism. The cast is an ensemble of some the most interesting characters to ever set foot in Gotham, but it’s the dynamic between Bullock and Gordon that will form the series’ core.
Adding to their earlier announcement today that Gotham will air on Mondays at 8pm EST, Fox has also released a collection of new photos and character images of the series’ intriguing line-up. Check them out, below:
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Gotham will serve as the lead in program for Fox’s hit series, Sleepy Hollow. The network is obviously hopeful the decision will be mutually beneficial for both series seeing as Sleepy Hollow‘s supernatural procedural will compliment Gotham‘s neo-noir police drama. And if successful, fans of one could easily become fans of the other.
The first season of Gotham has already been entirely plotted out and is expected to be “at least” 13 episodes, following along with the ongoing trend of shorter seasons for dramas. We know its premise will focus on Gordon investigating the murder of Bruce’s parents, but whether or not that mystery will unfold over one season or the entire series’ run is less clear. Either way, with a supporting cast filled with such colorful characters (and many more available to introduce), Gotham won’t be running out of material any time soon.
Which characters and back stories are you most looking forward to Gotham exploring? Let us know in the comments below!
Gotham begins airing Mondays on Fox at 8 p.m. EST beginning in Fall 2014.