Full Synopsis and Logo for Fox’s Upcoming Batman Show Gotham

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Gotham TV Series Logo

Fox has released the official synopsis and logo for their upcoming Batman TV show “Gotham.” Take a gander at the logo above and the synopsis below. “Gotham” rises this Fall.


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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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Cannot wait!! Logo and synopsis look and sound good. I really hope people don’t expect this to be like Smallville, as it’s main character is NOT Bruce but Jim Gordon.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      This show does look to be friggen awesome, but if it is anything like Smallville was I won’t be able to bear it.

    • JasOn Vu

      Wow it would be such a twist if Jim Gordon became batman instead, and Bruce Wayne would become Robin.. that will be a JOke// just like Smallville was. (anything that happen after season 4 aleast). Then they could claim this movie was in an alternate universe, just like what they did with smallville.

  • 0ptik

    I hope that Gordon is badass. I want him to kick ass. I dont want another pushover.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I’m sure we’ll get some bits of Year One in there, maybe evn some of the current Zero Year story points in there. Gordon will most definitely be badass.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        LoL the part where Gordon confronts Branden, “Been a while since I’ve taken down a Green Beret…still he deserves a handicap.” tosses Brandon a baseball bat before kicking the living shit out of him.

        Now that’s the Gordon I hope we get.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          That was Flass, but yeah definitely want to see some of that, and I’m sure we’ll get Bullock and Gordon doing some of that.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Lol yeah sorry, Braden is the swat officer.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            All good. Braden was in Arkham Origins. Hope he and Flass show up in Gotham.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            And rarely have I enjoyed kicking anyone’s ass more.