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Easily the most anticipated new show of the season is Gotham, and if you weren’t able to attend the premiere party, here’s the next best thing.
It was clearly quite the party, and even if you aren’t among the hopefuls looking for this to become your next favorite show, it’s a series that absolutely has to be watched… for a while at least. Just based on the cast and crew, and any connection to Batman, you have to check out what they do with this thing. And, I have to say, Donal Logue. The End.
And again, even if you aren’t already sold, there’s something interesting about the idea of expanding on the early years, beyond just the flashback that sets Bruce Wayne in motion.
Well, you may as well check out what went on, and get all the more excited for next week’s premiere of the show. »
- Marc Eastman
One of the most interesting new shows landing on television this fall is Fox’s Gotham, which charts the rise of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) from new cop on the block to the troubled city’s police commissioner long before the Dark Knight ever arrived on the scene. Though a Batman-related show without the pointy-eared crimefighter may sound like a tough sell on paper, trailers for the series have done a great job of selling it as a gritty police drama filled with easter eggs for comic-book aficionados.
The brief new teaser for Gotham focuses on Gordon’s reputation as the city’s white knight, “the last good man in Gotham,” while also teasing gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and familiar faces Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). The show is set to be filled with similarly iconic characters from the Batman comic-book mythology, including »
- Isaac Feldberg
Fox’s upcoming series Gotham, which charts the struggles of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) to clean up the streets of Gotham City long before Batman ever arrived on the scene, fared very well at Comic-Con this year. The pilot episode was screened in Hall H on Saturday night to major applause from attendees – in particular, Sean Pertwee’s edgier Alfred Pennyworth was a hit, and audiences also loved Gordon’s action heroics.
Now, a new trailer for the series has arrived, including teases for Oswald Cobblepot’s (Robin Lord Taylor) transformation into the villainous Penguin and a better look at the fateful night in Crime Alley when young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) lost his parents to an armed mugger. There’s a lot of other exciting stuff on display in this trailer as well, including some cool lines from Gordon, glimpses of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and more of »
- Isaac Feldberg
Fox has unleashed 3 all-new TV spots for their upcoming -themed series, Gotham. The TV spots tease what's to come in the show as it explores the origin stories of it's legendary characters.
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 Mentalist, »
Fox is ramping up publicity for its buzzy new series Gotham ahead of its September debut, and now, hot on the heels of an appealing teaser for the show, we’ve been treated to a new crop of images by Entertainment Weekly, which featured Gotham in a recent issue. There are no startling revelations in the shots, though I don’t recall seeing much of Wayne Manor, home to a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and butler Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), before this point.
Other pics include shots of protagonist James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), the new addition to the Gotham City Police Department destined to become the troubled city’s police commissioner; ruthless gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith); Mooney’s underling Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), who may be developing an affinity for penguins in this series’ run; and Alfred, a much younger iteration of the character than DC Comics »
- Isaac Feldberg
I don’t think anyone would refute the point that even the most established and dramatically formidable of TV shows is highly dependent on the skills of its directors. We’ve seen how talented helmers can elevate even lesser episodes of programs, from Rian Johnson’s work on AMC’s Breaking Bad to Patty Jenkins’ absorbing atmosphere-building on the same channel’s The Killing. And HBO’s Game of Thrones, which has now received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Directing (for Tim Van Patten’s series premiere and Neil Marshall’s epic season 4 episode “The Watchers on the Wall”), with its sweeping scale and battle sequences, is more dependent on exceptional direction than most.
That’s why I’m happy to report that the recently revealed roster of directors that the HBO high fantasy hit has lined up for its upcoming fifth season looks as terrific as ever. There are five directors, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Most DC comic-book fans are eagerly anticipating this fall’s Gotham, a Fox series that explores the early days of James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), destined to become the city’s Police Commissioner and one of the Caped Crusader’s most trusted allies.
However, the series isn’t just charting Gordon’s backstory - Gotham will also detail the origins of iconic rogues such as Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) and Pamela Isley (Clare Foley), who will one day become The Penguin, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, respectively.
A new set of character posters for the show has surfaced online today, including ones for those aforementioned villains and more, along with a lengthy synopsis. You can check out all of that below, and let us know what you think of the tone Fox is going for with the show thus far. It’s certainly the most anticipated new »
- Isaac Feldberg
NBC has been busy trying to make the “event series” into a legitimate thing (because a sub-par Rosemary’s Baby remake sounds so much more epic if you label it an “event”), but now television’s proud, strutting peacock has an actual event on its hands. According to Deadline, the network has begun work on an eight-episode series that would chronicle the lives of The Beatles, arguably the most important musicians of the 20th century. The miniseries, which for right now remains title-less, will be written and executive produced by one Michael Hirst, a smart pick to cover the Fab Four. Hirst is both well-versed in television – most recently, he’s done the writer/executive producer thing on History’s Vikings and Starz’s Camelot –and he’s roughly as English as the Queen, eating a crumpet and swimming in a small reservoir of tea. Hirst’s filmography is almost exclusively about ancient British folk being both »
- Adam Bellotto
I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried before reading the first reactions to Fox’s new Batman prequel series, Gotham. I’m incredibly excited for the show, and seriously hope that it lives up to its potential. However, one could easily see where the series could go horribly, horribly wrong, and many were left skeptical by its first trailer.
Sure, it will be great to see a Batman show on television, but the series runs the risk of falling into typical prequel tropes, and spending too much time winking at the audience instead of telling good stories that fully utilize the Gotham-before-Batman concept.
Well, if these early reactions are any indication, we have nothing to worry about, because Gotham appears to have delivered on its promises and established a great foundation for what we hope is a stellar season. The pilot episode was screened for »
- James Garcia
We're about to hit an era of non-stop "Star Wars"—next year will bring J.J. Abrams' "Episode VII," with Gareth Edwards' spin-off a year later, and "Episode VIII" and "Episode IX" following, with the Josh Trank stand-alone picture coming down somewhere in between. But the new phase of "Star Wars" could have looked very different back in the days before Disney snapped up the rights to George Lucas' universe. After "Revenge Of The Sith" was released in 2005, plans started to come together for a live-action "Star Wars" series that would bridge the gap between the 70s original and the 00s prequels, said to be called "Star Wars: Underworld." Writers were hired, including "Battlestar Galactica"'s Ronald D. Moore and "Camelot"'s Louise Fox, and reportedly as many as fifty scripts were completed, but plans were put on hold due to the prohibitive expense of the show, and »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Anyone who saw this year’s 300: Rise of an Empire would probably agree that the film wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without Eva Green’s voluptuous, promiscuous femme fatale Artemisia. Luckily for filmgoers, Rise of an Empire wasn’t a one-off; Green has made a name for herself playing similarly sultry seductresses, appearing as sorceress Morgan le Fay in Starz’s short-lived Camelot series and as sexy spellcaster Angelique in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. However, she’ll be taking on her biggest bombshell role yet this summer, when she appears as the titular character in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Now, the most risqué tease we’ve seen for the sequel thus far has set off some alarms over at the MPAA… which is why I imagine the marketing team submitted it in the first place.
The image in question, which you can check out in its full, »
- Isaac Feldberg
A couple of years ago a friend of filmmaker Tony Ayres gave him a tantalising .what if. proposition: What if there was a small country town in Victoria where people who had been dead for up to 200 years came back to life?
That sparked an idea which he developed with writer Louise Fox and has evolved into Glitch, a six-part supernatural drama for the ABC. Screen Australia has agreed to co-fund the Matchbox Pictures production, which is due to start shooting in October.
The key character is the town.s cop, James, whose wife died from breast cancer two years earlier and reappears. Each episode will introduce a succession of undead characters. No director has yet been announced.
.We don.t often do high-concept supernatural drama in Australia,. Ayres tells If. .It.s my favourite genre. It will be a very Australian spin on the genre. We are looking for emotional truth. »
- Don Groves
It was only a week ago that Fox announced it had picked up Gotham to series, which means we’ll be getting 16 episodes that will air on Monday nights at 8pm staring in the fall. Since then, we’ve seen a few promo images, plot details, and a great trailer that give us a clear picture of what to expect from the Batman-less prequel.
Now, the marketing push continues, as over a dozen new images have been released. We’re treated to a shot of detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) talking to a young Bruce Wayne, presumably at his parents’ crime scene, and we also see a glimpse of what looks like an intense showdown between Gordon and the future Penguin, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). We also get a look at Penguin’s boss, Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Gordon’s partner, Harvey Bullock, (Donal Logue) at a slaughterhouse. »
- James Garcia
The first trailer for The Flash will debut after this week’s season finale of Arrow on Wednesday, but a new promo for that episode has offered up a very brief look at the iconic DC superhero speeding into action.
For a TV budget, the effects appear to be very impressive, and should help put aside any doubts over whether or not The CW will be equipped to do the Scarlet Speedster justice on the small screen. Be sure to wait right until the end, especially as it appears as if Green Arrow will also be in The Flash pilot!
Of course, The Flash will be joined this Autumn not only by a third season of Arrow, but also Constantine and Gotham. The latter series has today released a lengthy new synopsis for the Batman prequel along with a great batch of character promo images and stills from the highly anticipated pilot episode. »
- Josh Wilding
Fox has released a series of new character photos for their amazing-looking new series, Gotham. They feature characters such as Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, Sarah Essen, Jim Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Barbara Kean, Fish Mooney, The Penguin, and Alfred the Butler. EW also released an image of Gordon roughing Cobblepot up a bit. Then there's a new synopsis that confirms the appearance of not only Joker, but Two-Face as well! Check it out below.
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. 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 »
- Joey Paur
Less animation, plenty of reality, and another two-hour comedy block reduced — those are some of the quick take-aways from Fox’s 2014 fall schedule announcement.
First up: On Mondays, the network will launch perhaps fall’s most-anticipated new drama, the Batman prequel series Gotham at 8 p.m. followed by the sophomore return of Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Fox has ordered 16 episodes of Gotham and 18 episodes of Sleepy Hollow. On Tuesdays, ambitious new reality show Utopia, in which contestants try to build a perfect society over the course of a year, will open for New Girl and The Mindy Project (which »
- James Hibberd
In case you hadn't guessed from the trailers being released for this new series, Fox has announced that they are officially giving a full 22 episode season order to Gotham. There's a huge audience out there for a show like this, and from what I have seen of it so far, it looks like it's going to deliver the goods. If you haven't seen the trailer for the show yet, click here.
The pilot episode was shot recently, and the network obviously really liked what they saw. The series stars Ben McKenzie as a young James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cory Michael Smith as Riddler, and Carmen Bicondova as Catwoman. According to the report, the Joker will even have a role in the series. You can check out all of the character photos by clicking here. »
- Joey Paur
It was announced this morning that Fox had picked up the new Batman-inspired television series "Gotham" for at least a 13-episode run and now the first teaser trailer for the series has premiered ahead of its TV debut during "24: Live Another Day tonight. Entertainment Weekly has the trailer premiere writing: You'll get your first close look the Gotham skyline (modern, familiar, yet not too close to any one American city), glimpses of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents, a couple shots of Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), and moments showing a young Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, with umbrella!), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova, on gargoyle perch), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith, looking creepily sly as a Gotham P.D. forensic tech) and Poison Ivy (taking care of a plant, naturally). While this is inspired by the DC Comics' Batman series it's my understanding this won't actually feature Batman as Gordon »
- Brad Brevet
Now that all of the first-look images of the characters that will populate Fox's Gotham series have rolled out, we have some hi-res versions available along with their character descriptions. The pilot, which was written by Bruno Heller and directed by Danny Cannon, who are also both executive producers, will hit the small screens some time this fall. The project also has a series commitment at Fox, so you can look forward to seeing the story of a pre-Batman Gotham play out for a few episodes at least. Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, and Camren Bicondova. Hit the jump to take a look at the hi-res character images and their descriptions. Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie – Southland): James Gordon grew up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs and romanticized the city — where his late father once served as a successful district attorney — as a glamorous and exciting metropolis. »
- Dave Trumbore
Fox has released the first image of actor Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot — aka the Penguin — for its upcoming Batman prequel, “Gotham.” The photo, unveiled Tuesday, is the fourth in a rollout of character reveals on the series’ social media sites. See photos: Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ Reveals First Look at Alfred Pennyworth, Selina Kyle Producers previously revealed a photo of veteran English actor Sean Pertwee (“Elementary,” “Camelot”) as Alfred, young Bruce Wayne's butler and caretaker. The drama, set in the world of The Dark Knight, is in production with a series commitment from Fox. “Gotham” also released photos of the future. »
- Mekeisha Madden Toby
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