Fox Greenlights Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ for the Fall; Releases First Full Length Trailer

Fox has officially picked up Gotham for the 2014-2015 season.

The series stars Ben McKenzie as a young Detective James Gordon as he enters the dark underworld of Gotham with its up and coming villains like The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Fish Mooney and a very young Selina Kyle. Gotham acts as an origin story for one of DC comics most iconic characters, Gordon, who will also interact with the pre-teen Bruce Wayne, long before his Batman years. In addition to McKenzie, Gotham also stars Donal Logue (Terriers, Vikings) and Jada Pinkett Smith (HawthoRNe). The series comes from The Mentalist‘s Bruno Heller, who also wrote the pilot.

Along with the announcement, Fox released a beautifully dark trailer revealing a Gotham as full of corruption, blood and, thankfully heroes (even if its not the one we’re used to) as we would expect from the city. Watch the full two-minute trailer below. Will you visit Gotham this fall?