We got our first trailer for the upcoming Gotham television series last month, and things have been rolling along ever since then with the show that offers an early look at the city that turned Bruce Wayne into Batman.
Instead of focusing on series protagonist James Gordon (as portrayed by Ben McKenzie), the latest preview for the show puts the spotlight on the villains that challenge Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). Alternating between shots of The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), the trailer offers a brief look into the eyes — and destinies — of two of Batman’s most iconic rogues and a new villain created for the series.
“How will a little girl, a low-level thug, [and] a businesswoman become the most dangerous villains around?” McKenzie is heard asking over footage of Catwoman, The Penguin, and Fish Mooney. “Simple answer: They all got their start in this city.”
Gotham premieres this fall with a 16-episode season on Fox. Here’s the official synopsis for the series:
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker. GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
You can check out the “Villains” trailer below: