Gotham Sneak Peeks: Will the Villains Overtake the City?by Clarissa / September 22, 2014
Gotham is set in the Batman universe, but it’s designed as a prequel saga to tell fans the origins stories of the city’s villains. Some are known to us already — such as the Penguin, mob boss Falcone, and Poison Ivy — while others have been created specifically for the series (Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney, for example).
Standing up against these villains is Detective James Gordon, the future Commissioner Gordon. But when we meet him in the pilot of Gotham, he’s a young, new detective who is partnered with veteran cop Harvey Bullock and is trying to get the lay of the land. He’ll quickly come to realize that the mob rules a great deal of the city and the police may not be strong enough to stop it.
When Gordon and Bullock stumble on to the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents, the two detectives are thrust into a complicated crime with far-reaching consequences. Can Gordon honor his promise to the young Bruce to solve the murder of his parents? Or will the mob’s potential involvement simply cover up the crime?
Watch sneak peeks below and tune in to the series premiere of Gotham tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. You can also read an interview with EP Bruno Heller here.