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    "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.

    Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

    Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

    As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).

    Although the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.

    GOTHAM is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”). "

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    So, I'm actually really excited for this show. I think it could be fascinatin if they show the fall of Gotham into crime starting with the murder of the Waynes, and moving forward.

    *What Villains do you want to see?

    I'd like to see a couple surprises, like Ra's al Ghul, or hints at the Court of Owls


    *Any supporting characters you want to see appear?

    I'd like appearances by Leslie Thompkins anyways, maybe a couple of those Bruce would train by later on

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    It's interesting how they've tied the Wayne's death into the descent of the city. Sometimes there are good people who are the only ones trying to keep a city going and when they get gunned down it just guts a community.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorkel567 View Post
    I'd like appearances by Leslie Thompkins anyways, maybe a couple of those Bruce would train by later on
    Maybe as an Easter Egg they could get Diana Muldaur to play Dr Thompkins since she did the voice in the animated series.
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    She's basically aged into her.

    I'd like to also see Joker as the original Red Hood. With the tuxedo and metal mask. It might work. Maybe not be so clear on who he is, like he's got a bunch of fake aliases and personas and he usually escapes jumping out windows or into rivers (as he'll try to escape batman through a vat of chemicals one day)

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    I'm still a bit wary about the main character being Jim Gordon. I realize that Bruce will obviously have a large focus in the series, but will that be enough to keep an interest in it? I've wanted another live-action Batman tv show for years, because I wanted to see a live action Batman, not a pre-teen Bruce.

    Still, I'll watch the first season and judge accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    I'm still a bit wary about the main character being Jim Gordon. I realize that Bruce will obviously have a large focus in the series, but will that be enough to keep an interest in it? I've wanted another live-action Batman tv show for years, because I wanted to see a live action Batman, not a pre-teen Bruce.

    Still, I'll watch the first season and judge accordingly.
    Yeah, I was just thinking about this recently, and though I know they want to 'keep Batman pure' for films, I just don't get it. Television seems like the perfect medium for the Batman mythos. Outside of a few villains (Man-Bat, Killer Croc, maybe Mr. Freeze) it seems like most would easily fall within a TV budget. And really, they could use Television to truly explore the Batman family, and just think of how many spin-offs ($$$) they could launch. Batwoman, Nightwing, Red Robin, Azrael, Gotham Central, Red Hood, Birds of Prey, Outsiders, even try out Batwing.

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    Excited to see Gotham when it premieres in the fall. The preview looks fantastic! Are y'all as excited to see this?

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    I am.

    looks promising.

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    Sounds interesting...but we will see!

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    I think it looks very promising. Personally, every time I see an image of Donal Logue as Bullock, I geek out. They really nailed the look of the character, and I'm excited to finally see him portrayed in live-action. Can't wait to check it out.
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    The concept has a ton of potential if executed right. Like it could be a big time show. That's said shows like Smallville have shown the pitfalls of similar ideas to that, and if it goes wrong we know exactly how and why it can go wrong.

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    I fail to see how Batman: Year -12 could be much interesting due to the fact that it requries the main to be utterly ineffective to the point that he seeks the aid of a lunatic in a Haloween costume. Plus there are child characters which shortens the length of a series. I don't expect this series survive long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldarmy View Post
    I fail to see how Batman: Year -12 could be much interesting due to the fact that it requries the main to be utterly ineffective to the point that he seeks the aid of a lunatic in a Haloween costume. Plus there are child characters which shortens the length of a series. I don't expect this series survive long.
    You mean like a show about Clark Kent in High School? How could that be any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhopper View Post
    You mean like a show about Clark Kent in High School? How could that be any good?
    To be fair smallville wasn't that good. For every great moment it had there were nine moments that sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saul_on_the_road_to_damascus View Post
    To be fair smallville wasn't that good. For every great moment it had there were nine moments that sucked.
    We could argue that, and each would probably have valid opinions. But it also lasted 10 seasons and was one of the biggest hits for WC, so the idea that Gotham won't last is dubious. Which is what Goldarmy claimed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by edhopper View Post
    You mean like a show about Clark Kent in High School? How could that be any good?
    They could still portray Clark with his powers. Basically still a Superman show. That can't happen in Gotham.
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    this could be a really solid show (especially if they lean on the procedural parts) its got a solid cast and IMO should take notes from long running shows like Law and Order and NCIS

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