Heretofore presumed to be a lock for the 2014-15 TV season and produced as a pilot with a series commitment, Fox’s Gotham has now officially been ordered to series, it was announced on Monday.
Fronted by Southland‘s Ben McKenzie (as police detective James Gordon), Gotham is currently described as “an origin story of the great DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.”
In addition to McKenzie — whose character of course is fated to one day become police commissioner and collaborate with a batty vigilante — the Gotham cast includes Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as crime boss Fish Mooney, David Mazouz (Touch) as Young Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Wayne family servant Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin), Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean, Zabryna Guevara as Gotham PD Captain Essen and Cory Michael Smith guest-starring as Edward Nygma (aka The Riddler).
Fox previously ordered to series for the coming TV season the Rainn Wilson-starring procedural Backstrom, the action adventure series Hieroglyph, the Will Forte comedy Last Man on Earth and John Mulaney’s eponymous multi-cam comedy.
Scroll down for a sneak peek at Gotham: