Warning: Spoilers Ahead
We probably should’ve written this weeks ago, but sometimes procrastination pays off. We’ve seen the pilot and all the excitement we felt from watching justÂ the Upfront trailer has definitely paid off. Don’t worry, we don’t want to give away too much or spoil it for you but we’re happy to share some highlights.
Series synopsis, from Fox:
Gotham follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates 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.
There was a lot to like about the show’s first episode, especially the performances.
- After stints on The O.C. and Southland, it’sÂ so good to see Ben McKenzieÂ back on TV. As Jim Gordon, he’sÂ a solid lead. What’s particularly mesmerizing are Gordon’sÂ interactions with a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).
- Jada Pinkett Smith was surprisingly effective as the badass nightclub owner Fish Mooney.
- OtherÂ standouts include Sean Pertwee as AlfredÂ and Robin Lord Taylor asÂ Oswald Cobblepot.
- We applaud the casting for the role of Selina Kyle.Â Camren Bicondova looks the part. It’s amazing, really.
- It’s going to be exciting to see howÂ the seriesÂ evolves as the season continues.
Gotham premieres this fall on Fox.
All photos credited toÂ Jessica Miglio/FOX andÂ Michael Lavine/FOX.
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