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It could be that I’m just too used to seeing Batman’s pal Jim Gordon as Commissioner Jim Gordon, aging white-haired dude with glasses and a cigarette, waiting for his BFF to come save the day on some rooftop somewhere, that I have a hard time grasping the concept of a TV show where Gordon is the one who is saving the day. Fox is trying to remedy that misconception about ol Jimmy boy with a new 3-minute-plus behind-the-scenes featurette that focuses on just why Jim Gordon is such a friggin’ badass.
Let’s find out together, shall we?
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.
The series will star Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee, Clare Foley, Robin Taylor, and Cory Michael Smith.
On Fox this Fall.