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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

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Bruno Heller
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"Gotham" Ends When the Dark Knight Rises

After five epic seasons, the DC origin story comes to a close with the reveal of a long-awaited character.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ben McKenzie ...  James Gordon 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Donal Logue ...  Harvey Bullock 100 episodes, 2014-2019
David Mazouz ...  Bruce Wayne / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Sean Pertwee ...  Alfred Pennyworth 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Robin Lord Taylor ...  Oswald Cobblepot / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Camren Bicondova ...  Selina Kyle 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Cory Michael Smith ...  Edward Nygma / ... 100 episodes, 2014-2019
Erin Richards ...  Barbara Kean 99 episodes, 2014-2019
Morena Baccarin ...  Leslie Thompkins 82 episodes, 2015-2019
Chris Chalk ...  Lucius Fox 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Kelly P. Williams ...  Gotham City Police 78 episodes, 2015-2019
Drew Powell ...  Butch Gilzean / ... 74 episodes, 2014-2018
Jessica Lucas ...  Tabitha Galavan 67 episodes, 2015-2019
Michael Chiklis ...  Nathaniel Barnes 41 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

In crime ridden Gotham City, Thomas and Martha Wayne are murdered before young Bruce Wayne's eyes. Although Gotham City Police Department detectives, James Gordon, and his cynical partner, Harvey Bullock, seem to solace's the case quickly, things are not so simple. Inspired by Bruce's traumatized desire for justice, Gordon vows to find it amid Gotham's corruption. Thus begins Gordon's lonely quest that would set him against his own comrades and the underworld with their own deadly rivalries and mysteries. In the coming wars, innocence will be lost and compromises will be made as some criminals will fall as casualties while others will rise as super villains. All the while, young Bruce observes this war with a growing obsession that would one day drive him to seek his own justice against the evil of Gotham as The Batman. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ([email protected])

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USA

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Release Date:

22 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gotham: Heroes Rise See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Outstanding quotes from Gotham Special "The Legend Reborn" before the Series Premiere:
  • Danny Cannon (Executive Producer) - What the show looks at is why a town like that will eventually need a vigilante to help them? What makes a town so crazy? what makes a town so out of control that villains begin to wear costumes?
  • Geoff Johns (Chief Creative Officer) - So, you meet this young detective who is out to uncover corruption and do the right thing in a city that doesn't necessarily want you to do the right thing or need you to do the right thing.
  • Ben McKenzie - When we start the series, James is more or less straight out of the military. Has not been in Gotham in a decade or more. He left when he was a kid. He's a little bit of a fish out of water. He doesn't exactly know what's going on in Gotham, and he's figuring it out moment to moment....He'll make mistakes, he'll trust the wrong people, follow his heart, and at times that will lead him into dangerous situations.
  • Bruno Heller (Executive Producer) - As an actor, that's a very relatable place to start. Ben McKenzie is perfect for the role of Gordon because he has a kind of natural integrity and strength an old-fashioned set of values that really shines through his performance.
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A TRUE MASTERPIECE
15 March 2019 | by sspc-68699See all my reviews

The only thing preventing this masterfully crafted series from getting a perfect rating is the fact that its virtually impossible to have a flawless show over the phase of 100 total episodes. However to call Gotham underrated would be an massive understatement. The brooding, yet lively aesthetics, the multi dimensional characters, the exciting action sequences, and the engaging storytelling make Gotham an must watch television series. Robin Lord Taylor's portrayal of Penguin in particular is the standout performance, however virtually every villain, the riddler, joker, poison ivy, scarecrow etc, are perfectly portrayed, and certainly stand as the highlights of the series as a whole. However there is a strong philosophical message inherent within the show, beyond the action and flare, about law and order, justice, moral lines, and the greater good. The storytelling is another aspect the show perfectly nails. It isn't easy to nail an amalgamation of different narratives to create coherent television, however Gotham succeeds, engrossing the audience with its emotional resonance, and creativity. However, despite being one of my favorite shows of all time, Gotham isn't without its flaws. There is sometimes an excessive reliance on filler and "too much" substance which prevents the narrative of the series to flow more smoothly, and occasionally bogs down the pacing of the series as a whole. Furthermore there are sometimes one too many plot elements which slow down the series resolution, and prevents the series from spending more time on critical and more intriguing story elements. However despite the flaws inherent within Gotham, the series has all the elements which make engrossing television. Interesting characters, an engrossing narrative, and a central element which always pulls the audience to watch more, the city of Gotham, which in and of itself, with its enigma, visual beauty, and dilemas, stands as a character in and of itself.


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