‘Gotham’: Things You Don’t Know About the Upcoming ‘Batman’ Series
By Riza Ornos | March 18, 2014 2:27 PM EST
Created by Bruno Heller, "Gotham" is based on characters published by DC Comics featuring Detective James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The upcoming Batman series has released its official logo and synopsis which give fans a sneak peak at detective Gordon's early life.
The "Batman"-based TV series will feature the origin of DC Comic's super villains and vigilantes according to "Gotham's" official website. The show will not just showcase the story behind Gordon's struggle to save Gotham but it also includes the story of the Riddler, Catwoman, Two-face, the Penguin and the Joker.
"Southland" star Ben McKenzie will play as Jim Gordon, "Walking Dead" star Robin Lord Taylor will play as Oswald Cobblepot, or better known as The Penguin and Bruce's trusted butler Alfred Pennyworth will be played by "Camelot" actor Sean Pertwee. Donal Logue will play Gordon's partner and mentor Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen as the Capatin of the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad and Gordon's boss.
Jada Pinkett Smith is another exciting addition to the multi-talented cast as she plays Fish Mahoney. She will be playing as a hotheaded gangster boss and nightclub owner with extra-sensory abilities to read people, a person nobody would like to crossed. "Being Human" star Erin Richards has been cast as Gordon's wife Barbara Kean, an emergency doctor who stands in her husband's side.
As for major roles, "Gotham" is moving forward to fill in the show will talented actors and actress that will create this new series as a total hit in television. "Touch" alum David Mazouz will play the young Bruce Wayne who leans to his butler after his parents are murdered.
Production of the Warner Bros. TV show is scheduled to begin its production in New York City in March 2014. Here's a few information from the synopsis.
""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."
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