The Fox television network has officially given a green light to the Batman prequel “Gotham” by ordering a full season of episodes for the network’s new season.
The network announced on Monday that the series, which is written and executive produced by “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller, will take place during Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon's time as a detective. Fox released the first trailer for the new show during the Monday night premiere of “24: Live Another Day.” According to reports, Fox ordered “at least” 13 episodes of the new series.
"Southland" star Ben McKenzie will play Gordon, while David Mazouz will play Bruce Wayne. Other cast members include Donal Logue as Gordon's partner and mentor, police detective Harvey Bullock; Jada Pinkett Smith as crime boss Fish Mooney; Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle; Sean Pertwee as Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth; and Zabryna Guevara as Gordon's boss, Captain Essen.
The first trailer shows the murder of Wayne’s parents and how "that will change everything." The video introduces Gordon and Bullock, and it gives glimpses of the characters who will eventually become the future Catwoman, Penguin, Poison Ivy and Ridler.
McKenzie tweeted in February about the cast of the upcoming show.
"All I can promise is that I will do my best not to screw this up," he wrote. "Can't wait to get to work."
The premiere date for the new for the "Batman" TV series has not yet been announced by Fox.
Check out the trailer here: