Fresh off an official series pickup, Fox has released the first Gotham trailer for the upcoming prequel series, based on characters from the Batman comics. The drama tells the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), beginning with his days as a rookie detective in Gotham City as he attempts to navigate the layers of corruption and strikes up a relationship with a pre-pubescent billionaire by the name of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). The trailer unveils more footage than I was expecting, as it appears that the pilot will revolve around Gordon and Wayne’s first encounter in the aftermath of the death of Wayne’s parents. We also get glimpses of the Batman villains that will populate the series as well, but again the central focus is on Gordon, and I’m definitely interested to see how this new twist on the “cop show” genre comes together. We still have a while to wait, but this is certainly a nice tease of what’s to come.
Hit the jump to watch the Gotham trailer. The show also stars Donal Logue, Barbara Kean, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee, Cory Michael Smith, and Zabryna Guevara. Gotham will premiere on Fox this fall.