Gotham

(2014)

Gotham Return Date

Gotham Season 3 starts September 19th, 2016

Gotham Synopsis

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Gotham follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Growing up in Gotham City's surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city's highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes' hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy's profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham's criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction's most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he's destined to be.

Gotham is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

'Gotham' News

Gotham Producer Teases the Second Coming of the Joker

Gotham Producer Teases the Second Coming of the Joker

Get new looks at Valerie Vale and the new Ivy Pepper in Gotham Season 3, while executive producer John Stephens teases Joker's return.
Harley Quinn & Killer Croc Are Coming to Gotham Season 3?

Harley Quinn & Killer Croc Are Coming to Gotham Season 3?

Suicide Squad characters Killer Croc and Harley Quinn may be coming to Gotham in Season 3, plus get your first look at the new Poison Ivy.
Gotham Season 3 Character Photos Revealed

Gotham Season 3 Character Photos Revealed

Get a closer look at some of your favorite characters returning for Season 3 of Gotham, debuting Monday, September 19 at 8 PM ET on Fox.
Gotham Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer & Panel Footage Arrives

Gotham Season 3 Comic-Con Trailer & Panel Footage Arrives

Fox teases the all-new Gotham Season 3 episodes while also looking back at Season 2 and the Rise of the Villains.
Gotham Season 3 Begins Shooting, Comic-Con Teasers Released

Gotham Season 3 Begins Shooting, Comic-Con Teasers Released

Fox has released four new videos from the set as production begins on Season 3 of Gotham, returning this fall on Fox.
Fish Mooney Returns in First Look at Gotham Season 3

Fish Mooney Returns in First Look at Gotham Season 3

Executive producer Danny Cannon teases the return of Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney in a photo from the Season 3 set of Gotham.
Gotham Season 3 Will Explore This Real Life Event

Gotham Season 3 Will Explore This Real Life Event

Cory Michael Smith teases that Season 3 of Gotham will explore something very familiar to Americans, while Poison Ivy is set to be recast.
Gotham Renewed for Season 3 on Fox

Gotham Renewed for Season 3 on Fox

All-new episodes of Gotham will air this fall on Fox, continuing the story of Bruce Wayne and the villains that helped make him Batman.
Penguin Family Portrait Unveiled in Gotham Season 2

Penguin Family Portrait Unveiled in Gotham Season 2

Paul Reubens heads the Van Dahl family as they pose for an inviting portrait in next week's all-new episode of Gotham.
The Riddler Emerges in New Gotham Season 2 Photos

The Riddler Emerges in New Gotham Season 2 Photos

Cory Michael Smith's Edward Nygma starts down the long path that leads to him becoming The Riddler in next week's Gotham.
Female Joker Revealed in Gotham Season 2 Photos

Female Joker Revealed in Gotham Season 2 Photos

New photos from Monday's episode of Gotham give us our first look at the female Joker played by Lori Petty.
First Look at Azrael in Gotham Season 2 Reveals Huge Spoiler

First Look at Azrael in Gotham Season 2 Reveals Huge Spoiler

Photos from the New York set of Fox's Gotham reveal that Azrael is coming later this season, and he'll be played by a familiar cast member.
Mr. Freeze and Hugo Strange Unleashed in Gotham Season 2 Trailer

Mr. Freeze and Hugo Strange Unleashed in Gotham Season 2 Trailer

B.D. Wong joins the rogues gallery of Gotham villains as Hugo Strange, in a trailer and photo from the midseason premiere on February 29.
Jada Pinkett Smith Returning as Fish Mooney in Gotham Season 2

Jada Pinkett Smith Returning as Fish Mooney in Gotham Season 2

Fox has confirmed that Jada Pinkett Smith will return to Gotham for a multi-episode arc in Season 2, although no story details were revealed.
Gotham Spinoff Series Is Up to DC Comics

Gotham Spinoff Series Is Up to DC Comics

Fox CEO Gary Newman reveals he is open to the possibility of a Gotham spinoff series, but it the decision would really be up to DC Comics.
New Batman v Superman Footage Is Here; Trailer #3 Coming Wednesday

New Batman v Superman Footage Is Here; Trailer #3 Coming Wednesday

Superman unmasks Batman in the first clip from Dawn of Justice, with the full trailer arriving Wednesday, December 2.
First Look at Mr. Freeze in Gotham Season 2

First Look at Mr. Freeze in Gotham Season 2

Get your first look at Nathan Darrow's Mr. Freeze before he is introduced in the Season 2 fall finale of Gotham, airing tonight at 8 PM ET.
New Batman v Superman Footage Coming This Monday

New Batman v Superman Footage Coming This Monday

The cast of Gotham reveals which side they choose in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before the sneak peek debuts November 30th on Fox.
First Look at B.D. Wong as Hugo Strange in Gotham Season 2

First Look at B.D. Wong as Hugo Strange in Gotham Season 2

Actor B.D. Wong teases his transformation into the iconic Hugo Strange in Season 2 of Gotham, while hinting when the character may debut.
Gotham Season 2 Gets House of Cards Star as Mr. Freeze

Gotham Season 2 Gets House of Cards Star as Mr. Freeze

House of Cards star Nathan Darrow has signed on to play Victor Fries, the future Mr. Freeze in Season 2 of Fox's Gotham.

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