Well, it’s all here: mean streets, murdered parents.
Tiny Poison Ivy.
On the heels of the news that the prequel series Gotham was getting at least 13 episodes, Fox has just released the first teaser trailer for the fall show.
For those of you not in the know, the series will follow the early career of pre-mustache Gotham P.D. Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as he navigates the dangerous criminal underworld of the eponymous town. Gordon’s story will presumably run parallel with that of young Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) in the aftermath of the murder of the billionaire youth’s parents, while early versions of some of his most famous villains flit around the margins of the story.
For you continuity obsessives out there wondering how Selina Kyle/Catwoman is apparently a few years older than Bruce or why Penguin and Riddler are substantially older, fret not: consider this like Smallville, in which everything is probably all going to happen at once before getting a kind of reset when our hero (finally) dons his iconic costume.
No word on a concrete premiere date, but expect the first episode of Gotham to air sometime this fall on Fox.