Hong Kong – WarnerTV has announced a September 25 premiere date for Gotham, this year’s most anticipated new TV drama. This prequel series explores the extraordinary good-versus-evil struggles in broken Gotham City; a city that’s the birthplace of the world’s most infamous criminals and legendary superheroes. The origin story featuring DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, reveals an entirely new chapter that’s never been told before – before Batman, there was Gotham.
From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.
With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is one of the crime world’s greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?