This evening’s premiere of Gotham (Fox, 8/7C) is the most anticipated series launch of the Fall 2014-15 season. It follows the rise of James Gordon through the ranks of Gotham Police department – where he’s an honest cop in a corrupt system. While the series will introduce and develop many of the best known villains of the Batman comics – and the premiere gives every sign that this will be done well – the focus will be on Gordon and his relationships with his less incorruptible partner Harvey Bullock and the lone survivor of the crime that started it all, the young Bruce Wayne.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A will Ben McKenzie, who has the task of portraying rookie detective James Gordon. He was thoughtful and considered in his responses and explained why he doesn’t see Gordon as naïve in his efforts to do the right thing even amidst the growing corruption of Gotham.
I recently had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with Bruno Heller, creator of FOX’s new series Gotham (Mondays, 8/7C) – or I should say, got to call in. It’s a sign of just how much this series is being anticipated that I called in forty minutes early, punched in the appropriate code to queue up to ask a question and then never actually got to ask it (by way of comparison, usually if you call in twenty-to-twenty-five minutes early you not only have a good shot at getting your question asked, you have a shot at being the first in line).
FOX’s Gotham is one of the most anticipated new shows the Fall 2014 season. It’s the story of James Gordon’s rise through the ranks of the Gotham Police Department during the time between the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne and the appearance of Batman.
To get the details right and make this darker, fictional version of New York city believable takes a lot of work, and a four-part online series of behind the scenes videos gives us an idea of how hard everyone involved is working to to it right. Check out the series after the jump. Gotham premieres on FOX on Monday, September 22 (8/7C).
The Good. The Evil. The Beginning. That’s the title of the new trailer for Fox’s new series, Gotham, that follows Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as he tries to keep the city from sinking any lower into crime and debauchery.
It’s creepy, twisted and lurking just beyond the jump. Gotham premieres on Monday, September 22nd.
Fox is holding the world premiere screenings of Gotham and Wayward Pines at Comic-Con 2014! Series stars and executive producers will be taking part in the panels at these events.
Another certain highlight will be the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Bridge and Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience – and Headless Horsemen will be roaming downtown. Other Fox returnees for Comic-Con 2014 include Bones, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Following and The Simpsons.
Comic-Con Exclusives include: 2014 Poster Tubes, Collectible Mini-Posters, Gotham Lenticular Collectibles and autographed copies of Pines, the Blake Crouch novel on which Wandering Pines is based, and more. For further details, follow the jump.
Will Agent Booth be convicted of murdering ‘innocent FBI Agents?’ Find out when Bones returns on Thursday, September 25th. How do Icabod and Abby get out of (respectively) that box and that dollhouse? Sleepy Hollow will tell us on September 22nd – the same day we see Detective Jim Gordon comfort young Bruce Wayne and promise to capture their killers on the series premiere of Gotham.
Fox’s ‘social experiment,’ Utopia, gets a three-night premiere beginning on Sunday, September 7th and continuing on Tuesday September 9th and Friday, September 12th. Will Utopia’s participants be able to forge a new, utopian society from scratch? Will Bart Simpson and Peter Griffin ever learn? Let the fun begin on Sunday, September 26th when the 26th season of The Simspons premieres – followed by a one-hour Simpsons/Family Guy crossover event and the second season premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (speaking of someone who really tries to never learn…).
To find out when your favorite Fox shows return – and your new favorites premiere, follow the jump.
One of the more intriguing aspects of Fox’s Gotham will be getting to see the evolution of some of the Caped Crusader’s most famous villains – crime boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova).
Fox has released a teaser featuring the trio of baddies, narrated by Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Check it out after the jump.
Trailers have become available for Fox’s new 2014-15 shows: Batman prequel Gotham; Gracepoint – the adaptation of British mystery, Broadchurch, Mulaney – based on the comedy of rising star, John Mulaney; the social experiment/unscripted Utopia; detective drama Backstrom (think House as a detective – only trying to evolve); Empire, the story of a hip-hop mogul’s family and his entertainment empire; fantasy Hieroglyph, set in ancient Egypt (think ancient gods, wizards, political intrigue); and M. Night Shyamalan’s event series, Wayward Pines.
After you watch the trailer for Gotham (above) – which looks and feels like they got it right – follow the jump to check out the rest.
Batman prequel Gotham, North American Broadchurch adaptation Gracepoint and social experiment/unscripted series Utopia lead the way for Fox’s 2014-15 fall schedule. M. Night Shyamalan’s 10-episode event series, Wayward Pines, Egyptian myth/fantasy series Hieroglyph and Rain Wilson’s politically incorrect but brilliant Backstrom are among the highlights scheduled for 2015. Live specials include Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution and Grease Live.
Returning shows include perennial favorites Bones, Family Guy and The Simpsons – plus brilliantly unhinged sophomore, Sleepy Hollow. For a complete list of Fox’s 2014-15 lineup, follow the jump to the press release – which includes the full fall schedule and series descriptions and social media info.
With the news that Fox has ordered Batman prequel series Gotham to series comes this extended trailer introducing the characters, Gotham City, and the show’s absolutely perfect tone. Follow the jump to meet Detective Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and all your favorite Batman characters – before they became the vigilantes and villains they are today.