Almost every single character in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series Gotham has origins in the DC Comics, such as James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Taylor), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Edward Nygma/The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Ivy Pepper/Poison Ivy (Clare Foley ll).
However, the main villain is a character specifically created for the show, Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney, who is showcased in the latest trailer with new footage. Watch as Gordon is dragged to a meeting with the notorious gangster, where she showcases her violent temper along with a hint at how Oswald Cobblepot's Penguin nickname got started. The pilot episode debuts Monday, September 22 at 8 PM ET on Fox.
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. 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.