Read An Exceptionally Lengthy Synopsis for FOX’s Gotham (Along with a New Logo)

gotham

I think many of us have our doubts about FOX’s experimental Batman show, Gotham, even if the show so far appears to have a solid cast. Now we’re learning more about the nuts and bolts of the series, and FOX has just released an incredibly lengthy synopsis that tells us what it’s all about.

We know it focuses on a young Commissioner Gordon and teenage Bruce Wayne, but past that, descriptions have been light on details. Well, that’s about to change, read on:

“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 MentalistRome), 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, SouthlandThe 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 GraveBreaking 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 AnarchyTerriersVikingsCopper), 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, HawthoRNeCollateral), 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 DeadAnother 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, CamelotElementary). 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.”

 

You know, I like it. It sounds incredibly solid, at least on a surface level, and if the show can actually be high quality, I think it could really work.

That said, it’s tough for network dramas to get it right these days. While NBC’s Hannibal is the best show on TV right now even stacked up against giants like AMC and HBO, that’s a rare case. If we end up getting a brightly lit, poorly filmed Batman procedural, that’s going to be bad news for everybody.

What do you think of that description? Do you have faith in the project?


Add Comment

Dynasty Season 3
Meet The Cast of Dynasty Season 3
Madam Secretary Season 6
What We’ll Miss Most About Madam Secretary
Fleabag
Why a Fleabag Season 3 Is Being Held Up for a While
Ghost Busters Cartoon
Real Ghostbusters Cartoon Gets an Awesome Stop Motion Tribute
Black Panther Director Doing a Bitter Root Adaptation Movie
Andy Garcia
The Five Best Andy Garcia Movies of His Career
Laurie Strode
Pretty Sure Laurie Strode Would be in a Mental Hospital if She Were a Real Person
Potential Proof That Tony Stark is Still Alive Comes to Light
Brett Cullen
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Brett Cullen
Freddy Moore
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Freddy Moore
Miranda Rae Mayo
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Miranda Rae Mayo
Keeya King
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keeya King
Kite Man
In Case You Want to Know who Kite Man Is
Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles
The Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles Will Be Teaming Up
Venom Hulk
The Venom Hulk has Arrived and It’s As Awesome as It Sounds
Black Manta
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Black Manta
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Black Fox
What We Know about the Black Fox Anime Feature Film So Far
Golden Kamuy
Why You Should Be Watching Golden Kamuy
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Why You Should be Watching The Quintessential Quintuplets
Galaga
Baby Crocodiles Sound Exactly Like The Arcade Game Galaga
Why They Should Make “The Revenant” Into a Video Game
Swap
This Mario and Yoshi Body Swap is Really Freaky, Period
Roblox
How Roblox Grew To Over 100 Million Active Users