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Gotham 

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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

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Bruno Heller
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ben McKenzie ...  James Gordon 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Donal Logue ...  Harvey Bullock 100 episodes, 2014-2019
David Mazouz ...  Bruce Wayne / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Sean Pertwee ...  Alfred Pennyworth 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Robin Lord Taylor ...  Oswald Cobblepot / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Camren Bicondova ...  Selina Kyle 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Cory Michael Smith ...  Edward Nygma / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Erin Richards ...  Barbara Kean 99 episodes, 2014-2019
Morena Baccarin ...  Leslie Thompkins 82 episodes, 2015-2019
Chris Chalk ...  Lucius Fox 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Drew Powell ...  Butch Gilzean / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2018
Jessica Lucas ...  Tabitha Galavan 67 episodes, 2015-2019
Michael Chiklis ...  Nathaniel Barnes 41 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although Gotham City Police Department detectives, James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solace's the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as super villains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The Final Battle for Gotham begins now. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotham: Heroes Rise See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Ben McKenzie (James Gordon) and Melinda Clarke (Grace Van Dahl) both starred as regulars on the TV series The O.C. (2003). See more »

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James Gordon: G.C.P.D.
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Simply put, brilliance on TV!!
26 June 2015 | by theslayer2112See all my reviews

Of late, I have realized that TV content is getting developed much better than movies and I find myself binge-watching many recent TV series than movies. This is happening all the more because of the gripping and taut story lines (TV shows, given their length, used to ramble on about the plot, but thankfully no more) and brilliant overall delivery.

Gotham stands out even amongst this new wave of brilliant TV shows. The first season of Gotham exuded brilliance. Tight direction, brilliant (overkilling this word no?) acting, fantastic casting and this amalgamation is truly one for the ages. Every cast member seems to be perfect for their role and they deliver and how!!

Without giving much away, Jada Pinkett Smith, you ma'am are as much of a powerhouse performer as your famous husband! What a performance by her! Every scene she is in, she totally steals the show. Robin Lord Taylor is mesmerizing in his role of Oswald Cobblepot. I found the entire cast to be perfect and the above two were mentioned for no particular reason but for their sheer brilliance on screen.

As a fellow reviewer, I too thought another 'Batman Begins' won't be much fun but I did expect some detailing seeing this is a TV show. But was I blown away! This was more of a Jim Gordon Begins or more correctly, Ascends kinda story. This storyline works perfect for this show as gradually the different villains are introduced in their own chilling manner (and man, the violence and mafia story lines are a delight) and gradually build up to why Gotham would end up needing a masked (and caped) crusader! Anyway, that's where I hope the future seasons are going. A lot to look forward to in Season 2 of Gotham and boy it sure looks promising!


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