Fall TV Preview

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Gotham Preview

As Fox’s Gotham swoops onto TV screens this Monday at 8/7c, you will in short order be introduced to a bevy of denizens of the titular city.

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Chronicling the rise of Gotham PD detective/one day commissioner James Gordon (played by Southland‘s Ben McKenzie), the DC Comics-based drama also stars Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Jim’s begrudging partner Harvey Bullock, while Daviz Mazouz (Touch) fills the iconic role of young Bruce Wayne, who has a dynamic destiny awaiting him.

Among the rogues gallery (current and fated), you’ll meet the ambitious Oswald “Don’t call me Penguin!” Cobblepot, the purrrfectly stealthy Selina Kyle and riddle-happy Gotham PD CSI Edward Nygma.

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All told, there are 13 major and supporting players as this origin story gets underway. At the series’ New York City premiere, where the New York Public Library was “dressed up” as the Gotham PD, TVLine invited cast members to sum up their character in three words, then give a tease for what’s to come. Skim the photo gallery below to see what they each shared.

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8 Comments
  1. wordsmith says:

    Ooh. Good riddle.

    I’m not entirely sure, but I’m pretty sure the answer is “blame”.

  2. Tran says:

    Gotham is destined to become a breakout hit for Fox but facing tough competition on a much tougher time slot: Mondays at 8 p.m. Don’t know how the series would fare against The Voice, DWTS, The Originals and CBS’ hour long comedy block.

    • Katherine215 says:

      It’s destined to become a hit, but you don’t know how it will fare. If you’re making predictions, don’t you have to choose success or failure, not both?

  3. Given Fox track record, I just hope they don’t cancel it like they do everything else. Terra Nova was my favorite series and then they cancelled it when it was getting good.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Good guide for characters on the show. Excited to watch pilot episode this monday! The show will be a hit for Fox.

  5. Delirious says:

    Something that kinda irks me… Montoya/Allen being colleagues of Gordon/Bullock, especially as contemporaries (btw, I either didn’t get it clearly, or forgot – is it gonna be set a few decades ago, or will it be modernized, in current day?).

    For those not familiar with the Gotham Central comics series, Bullock got kicked out of the PD by Internal Affairs, and Cris Allen becomes Montoya’s new partner, but they’re all hired by Gordon. And Gordon’s retired, while Montoya is in her 30s or so, iirc, while Allen is/seems older, but not Gordon-old. So, seeing Gordon as the newbie, Bullock as older than him, and Montoya and Allen as work mates… That’s weird.

    Also wondering if we’ll see other M.C.U. members, like Marcus Driver, Romy Chandler or Josephine McDonald. That could be interesting/entertaining.

  6. peter smith says:

    I watched the GOTHAM opener yesterday, without much expectation, cause”it’s not my type of show”…I was left standing on a rotting piece of wood three hundred feet in the air, wanting to know what’s coming next… the storyline and characters of Gotham have me hook line and sinker to see what’s gonna happen next…