Ben McKenzie shot scenes for Batman prequel TV series Gotham in New York City on Wednesday.

Ben McKenzie On 'Gotham' Set

McKenzie, who plays the young Jim Gordon, had his detective’s badge visible for the day on set. His law enforcement look was completed with dark gray pants, a button down, a tie and a navy blue rain jacket. His dated police cruiser was parked on the city street behind him as set rain poured down around the actor.

In the role that Gary Oldman brought to the big screen in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy, McKenzie plays a younger cop trying to get control of Gotham’s crime. At the time Gotham is set within, Bruce Wayne – the millionaire that will one day become Batman – is just a child and dealing with the loss of both of his parents.

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According to show creator Bruno Heller, Gotham will depict McKenzie’s Gordon as the ultimate good guy. “[Gordon] is the moral lynchpin of the show. If you look at the mythology, he's the guy that creates Batman or gives Batman permission to exist in that world,” Heller said during Comic-Con.

Gotham also stars Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle.

Gotham will premiere on Fox Sept. 22.

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