Gotham encompasses many different worlds as it introduces early versions of iconic DC Comics villains, such as Catwoman, The Riddle, Penguin and Poisen Ivy. Creator Bruno Heller appears in a new featurette, exploring different aspects of Batman's favorite city as he takes viewers on a ride through this vast criminal underbelly. He describes the Fox series as having two distinct tones. On the one hand, it carries all the fun and excitement of the original comic stories, while on the other hand it proves to be a dark, sexy and dangerous thriller. Gotham offers a world of craziness and a world of beauty. Watch as new footage plundges deep into the depths of this gritty landscape, only able to hint at the excitement that lies ahead this fall.

Fox released its full fall schedule today, announcing that Gotham will air Monday nights starting September 22. Here is the official announcement:

On Monday, Sept. 22, origin story Gotham (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) kicks off. The series follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes. The entirely new, untold chapter comes from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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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. Gotham follows one cop's rise through 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.

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