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Gotham season 1: everything we know so far

We’ve rounded up all the latest news on the eagerly anticipated new show.

Gotham

Gotham is one of the most eagerly anticipated new shows of the new season and it’s not long until it debuts on our screens.

If you don’t want any spoilers about the show’s first season then we suggest you stop reading now. If you want to know all the latest information then keep reading.

The new series will tell the origin stories of Detective James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) as well as those of infamous villains the Riddler, Catwoman, the Joker, Poison Ivy, Harvey Dent, Mr Freeze, Penguin, Scarecrow and Hugo Strange.

Ahead of the show’s debut we’ve rounded up all the latest intel to ensure you have everything you need to know.

The Cast

Gotham boasts an extensive cast of regulars and recurring characters. We’ve listed all of the announced actors and actresses and their roles below:

Benjamin McKenzie – James Gordon
Sean Pertwee – Alfred Pennyworth
Robin Lord Taylor – Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin
Zabryna Guevara – Sarah Essen
Erin Richards – Barbara Kean
Donal Logue – Harvey Bullock
Jada Pinkett Smith – Fish Mooney
David Mazouz – Bruce Wayne
Camren Bicondova – Selina Kyle aka Catwoman
Cory Michael Smith – Edward Nygma aka The Riddler
Victoria Cartagena – Renee Motoya
Andrew Stewart Jones – Crispus Allen
Drew Powell – Butch Gilzean
Clare Foley – Ivy Pepper aka Poison Ivy
Carol Kane – Gertrud Kapelput
David Zayas – Salvator Maroni
John Doman – Carmine Falcone
Kyle Massey – Macky
Richard Kind – mayor of Gotham
Sara Paxton – TBC

The premise

The good. The evil. The beginning.

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?

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) 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), 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), 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), 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), mob kingpin Carmine Falcone (John Doman) and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and Edward Nygma/the future Riddler (Cory Michael Smith).

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), as he goes head-to-head with major crimes unit detectives Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartagena) and Crispus Allen (Andrew Stewart Jones). 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 Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee). 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.

The teasers

Check out a wealth of teasers for Gotham’s first season below:

Gotham premieres on FOX in the US on 22nd September 2014 and will follow on Channel 5 in the UK this autumn.

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