Superhero films and television series are at their height of popularity at the moment and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was the first to explore the world outside the superheroes themselves. Warner Bros’ new series, Gotham, shows the human side of DC’s well known characters and portrays everyday life in the iconic city.
Gotham premieres in the US on the 22nd of September and comes to the UK on Channel 5 soon after. Created by Bruno Heller (Rome, The Mentalist), the story revolves around Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and of the villains from the world of Batman. Gordon is a new recruit in the Gotham police force and he is tasked with discovering who murdered Thomas and Martha Wayne. During the case he meets their son Bruce and he becomes compelled to find the killer. The blossoming friendship between the two characters eventually shapes Bruce’s future.
Throughout the 16-episode first season, Gordon and Wayne will encounter Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin), Ivy Pepper (Poison Ivy) and Alfred Pennyworth. Anyone who is a fan all things Batman is sure to enjoy the show when it begins this autumn.
Gotham starts this autumn and will be broadcast on Channel 5.
Watch the trailer here: