First look at Batman prequel 'Gotham' starring Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 11:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

The new trailer for Fox's Gotham, a story of a young James Gordon has finally released. The show will focus on the Gotham before Batman, where one of the first soldiers in Batman's armies begins his fight in the war on crime. The show will also feature a whole line up of Batman's rogues as well as other prominent personalities from the Dark Knight mythos including Harvey Bullock and Sarah Essen.

The first story-line will revolve around Gordon trying to navigate through the corruption of Gotham's criminal justice system while getting the attention of the ruling crime boss Fish Mooney (played by Jada Pinkett Smith). Other prominent characters featured in the trailer are Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Harvey Bullock, Alfred Pennyworth and of course Bruce Wayne.

Although the crime drama's primary focus will be on Gordon's struggles to keep the streets of his city clean, it wall also follow the unlikly friendship Gordon forms with the heir of Wayne manor and show how their relationship develops into one that will go on for decades to come.

The first trailer shows some dark themes that will be explored throughout the series which will work well with the dark tone of Batman. The first look doesn't disappoint, and the cast members look good as their respective characters particularly Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock. It's too early to tell how well the series will do, but from the first look itself, it looks like a winner.

The show stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin, Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean,  Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle. It is expected to debut during the 2014–15 television season.

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