"GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. This Fall on FOX!
Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings," "Copper") and Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix" films, "HawthoRNe"), 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. Executive producer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist") wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the "CSI" franchise, "Nikita"). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series." (via)
(Above: James Gordon and Harvey Bullock
Below: Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Alfred Pennyworth, Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin)
Frankly, my memory Gotham City has changed drastically since Nolan's silver screen version, replacing that of the ornate art decor twisted vision of the comicbook version I had been reading for decades. Now grounded in "reality", with regular straight-laced buildings in bleak blue and skyscrapers in grey tones, the notion extends to the television series GOTHAM, guilty by association with name, but hardly the Gotham I "know".
Nevertheless. while MARVEL is now top of the celluloid food chain , DC seems to be holding unto their reign in television!
And so Gotham it is, adapting the Bruce Wayne story for a new generation, a prequel to Batman, a shadow they must come out from under, methinks.