GOTHAM First Look Featurette Teases Villains’ Origins (And The Joker)

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gothamWe’ve been hearing a lot about Gotham and seeing new clips and photos from the highly-anticipated series from Fox over the past few days, but this evening a nearly three and a half minute ‘First Look‘ featurette has been released by the official YouTube page for the show. The video offers up a whole boatload batload of fresh footage from the first episode (or two) and plenty of insights into the series and what the tone we’ve been hearing so much about will actually be. There are plenty of hints as to what we can expect when it comes to the big action and the villains, even those notorious rogues we haven’t heard about being cast just yet. Showrunner Bruno Heller mentions Scarecrow and Joker by name. That’s pretty interesting, hugh? You can hear it all for yourself below. Gotham will air Mondays this fall and run for 16 episodes in its first season with Fox already saying they will probably up the order if all goes well. What do you think about the new featurette?

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe”), 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. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.


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