Fox premiered the first full length trailer for their fall series Gotham Monday night during the 2-hour premiere of 24: Live Another Day, and announced that the Batman prequel show has officially been picked up by the network.

First Trailer For Fox's 'Gotham'

Ben McKenzie (The OC, Southland) stars in Gotham as a young detective James Gordon, who struggles to rid Gotham of criminals. Gordon was played by Gary Oldman in the beloved Dark Knight series, and while Gotham still takes place in the Batman universe, Bruce Wayne/Batman is 12 years old when the series begins. Based on the trailer, the series will chronicle the first meeting between Gordon and the young boy after his parents are killed.

Gotham also stars Donal Logue as Gordon’s partner, Detective Harvey Bullock and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney. The show also won’t be shy when it comes to portraying classic Batman characters. Bruce Wayne will appear in the series, played by David Mazouz (Touch), as will Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) and Bette Kane/Bat-Girl (Sara Paxton). Familiar villains will also make appearances, with Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin (Robin Taylor), Ivy Pepper/Poison Ivy (Clare Foley) and Edward Nygma/the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) slated to wreak havoc on Gotham.

Gotham Gets Series Order

Gotham marks the first official pilot picked up by Fox for the 2014 fall season, and will be recieving a first season of at least 13 episodes. The pilot, written by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, received a lot of buzz, and any Batman-themed show is bound to make headlines. Whether or not it will be a success remains to be seen. Many believed that ABC had a hit with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, but the show has struggled to pull in viewers and is currently on the bubble, though it is likely to be renewed. Gotham will premiere sometime in the fall.

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