Here is the first trailer for Fox’s Batman-inspired prequel series, Gotham, starring Ben McKenzie as a young Jim Gordon. The series delves into the city before it was overrun with schizoid super villains and, of course, Batman. I know I’m not the only one who has been waiting for a drama set in the world of comic books, and this looks like it could be just that. Plus, we get to see glimpses of some very well-known characters when they were youngsters. Take a look at the trailer below.
I’ll preface this by saying I’m a little skeptical about Fox being involved with this show because this is so different than anything else they’re doing at the moment. I just hope it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. That being said, it looks fantastic. Fox gives it a production value that it couldn’t get anywhere else, and if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can last this long then you might as well start writing the syndication checks for Gotham. I’ve always thought Ben McKenzie was a very good actor, and he looks fitting as a young Jim Gordon scouring the streets for criminals. I find it extremely interesting to see a young Bruce Wayne, Catwoman, Penguin, Poison Ivy, and Riddler before they become the versions we’ve seen countless times before. Fox seems to have something very promising on their hands. The show will air in the U.S. this fall on Fox.