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Here is the official plot synopsis and logo for Fox's Batman series Gotham

03.11.2014

After weeks of casting announcements and news about the Batman origin series GOTHAM, FOX has released the official logo image for the series along with a very detailed plot synopsis that should clearly outline exactly what kind of series we will be seeing this Fall.

While we already knew that Selina Kyle, The Joker, The Riddler, and The Penguin would be characters on the series, now we know that Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face, will also be one of the villains we will meet in the years before he turns from Gotham's district attorney into a nemesis for the Caped Crusader.

I am cautiously excited for this show as ARROW has proven that it is possible to tell an engaging superhero tale on the small screen. But, I also remember the old school FLASH series, BIRDS OF PREY, and NBC's awful THE CAPE. Hell, even SMALLVILLE suffered from mediocre special effects. But, GOTHAM sounds pretty cool in theory. Let's just hope they pull it off.

Click the logo above for a bigger version and check out the full press release/synopsis below.

GOTHAM will premiere this Fall on FOX.

“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. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), 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.

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, JAMES GORDON (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, BRUCE (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss FISH MOONEY (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and OSWALD COBBLEPOT/THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain SARAH ESSEN (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, ALFRED (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.

GOTHAM is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

Source: Fox

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11:12AM on 03/13/2014
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6:31PM on 03/12/2014
So it's a show about supervillains before they become supervillains? Uh, okay.

I'll still give it a chance though. Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock sounds awesome.
So it's a show about supervillains before they become supervillains? Uh, okay.

I'll still give it a chance though. Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock sounds awesome.
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12:18PM on 03/12/2014
The synopsis sounds really good! I hope they keep it as they mentioned, "crime drama." Don't get all 90210 on this!
The synopsis sounds really good! I hope they keep it as they mentioned, "crime drama." Don't get all 90210 on this!
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11:55AM on 03/12/2014
This show sounds awesome, I'm definitely gonna give it a shot when it airs later this year.
This show sounds awesome, I'm definitely gonna give it a shot when it airs later this year.
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9:59PM on 03/11/2014
On the fence.
On the fence.
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8:59PM on 03/11/2014
Why do I get the feeling that this series would be better if they only focus the story on Gordon and Bullock (then let things flow from there) and not have to immediately share it with a plethora of who's who on every frickin' Batman characters ever existed?
Why do I get the feeling that this series would be better if they only focus the story on Gordon and Bullock (then let things flow from there) and not have to immediately share it with a plethora of who's who on every frickin' Batman characters ever existed?
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8:23PM on 03/11/2014
Excited as hell for this, but I would rather have seen this on the CW instead of Fox. Then Arrow, Flash, and Gordon would all be on one network instead divided into two.

And NBC's The Cape was terrible. He became the Cape in the FIRST episode. Terrible writing.
Excited as hell for this, but I would rather have seen this on the CW instead of Fox. Then Arrow, Flash, and Gordon would all be on one network instead divided into two.

And NBC's The Cape was terrible. He became the Cape in the FIRST episode. Terrible writing.
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10:21PM on 03/11/2014
God! Fuck CW! what are you 12?
God! Fuck CW! what are you 12?
5:09AM on 03/12/2014
Dawg. The Cape was terrible but Oliver Queen was the arrow by the first episode as well. Only difference is the flashbacks showing how it all happened.
Dawg. The Cape was terrible but Oliver Queen was the arrow by the first episode as well. Only difference is the flashbacks showing how it all happened.
8:17PM on 03/11/2014

Doesn't Matter. I'll consume everything Batman no matter how bad it is for me

How much does the show's very existence trump any atrocities it commits, in my opinion? I'll tell you:

- I wouldn't stop watching even if they cast Taylor Lautner as Alfred and Jonah Hill as Catwoman.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if the bat mobile was re-imagined as a Prius.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if the bat signal was scrapped entirely and Batman was contacted by the police via his Twitter account.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if Commissioner Gordon survived a
How much does the show's very existence trump any atrocities it commits, in my opinion? I'll tell you:

- I wouldn't stop watching even if they cast Taylor Lautner as Alfred and Jonah Hill as Catwoman.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if the bat mobile was re-imagined as a Prius.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if the bat signal was scrapped entirely and Batman was contacted by the police via his Twitter account.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if Commissioner Gordon survived a nuclear blast by taking shelter inside a refrigerator.

- I wouldn't stop watching even if there was an episode that ended with Bruce Wayne waking up in bed to realize that his parents were still alive and the whole Batman thing had just been a dream the whole time.
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8:17AM on 03/12/2014
And that is why DC/Batman fans are the worst kind of fans...they let there love become crap...
And that is why DC/Batman fans are the worst kind of fans...they let there love become crap...
7:41PM on 03/11/2014

Do we really need this....

After nolans films. Enough batman.
After nolans films. Enough batman.
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10:22PM on 03/11/2014
Go fuck yer self
Go fuck yer self
8:18AM on 03/12/2014
I agree, even though i disliked Dark knight rises, and I am one of the few who isn't Nolans balls, and loving Dark knight...we probably don't need another Batman for awhile, especially a TV Batman.
I agree, even though i disliked Dark knight rises, and I am one of the few who isn't Nolans balls, and loving Dark knight...we probably don't need another Batman for awhile, especially a TV Batman.
6:05PM on 03/11/2014

Just a guess....

Gordon's wife is named Barbara Kean? Switch two letters and you have Barbara Kane aka the original Batwoman. I bet you that's who she secretly is
Gordon's wife is named Barbara Kean? Switch two letters and you have Barbara Kane aka the original Batwoman. I bet you that's who she secretly is
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6:50PM on 03/11/2014
Barbara is actually an ER doc in this, not saying she won't be Batwoman, but it seems unlikely.
Barbara is actually an ER doc in this, not saying she won't be Batwoman, but it seems unlikely.
5:10AM on 03/12/2014
Omg. Then after Kane take out the K and use the initial from [link]!!
Omg. Then after Kane take out the K and use the initial from [link]!!
6:04PM on 03/11/2014

This plot synopsis.....

Actually sounds really good. Now for the delivery. You're move FOX.
Actually sounds really good. Now for the delivery. You're move FOX.
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6:03PM on 03/11/2014
I'm kind of excited to see the rise of all the villains in Gotham. I loved the Nolan trilogy, but he didn't explore the origins of the villains. Don't get me wrong, I think he did a great job, but I'm excited to see this taken in a new direction.
I'm kind of excited to see the rise of all the villains in Gotham. I loved the Nolan trilogy, but he didn't explore the origins of the villains. Don't get me wrong, I think he did a great job, but I'm excited to see this taken in a new direction.
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7:43PM on 03/11/2014
Don't know what you're talking about dude. Two-Face, Ra's, Talia, and Bane each got a decent origin in Nolan's films, either in the dialogue or flashbacks. Catwoman wasn't really a villain, and Scarecrow didn't need much of an origin story anyway. Part of what the made the Joker character so iconic is you know nothing about him, including his origin.
Don't know what you're talking about dude. Two-Face, Ra's, Talia, and Bane each got a decent origin in Nolan's films, either in the dialogue or flashbacks. Catwoman wasn't really a villain, and Scarecrow didn't need much of an origin story anyway. Part of what the made the Joker character so iconic is you know nothing about him, including his origin.
5:53PM on 03/11/2014

This actually sounds good

If they pull this off I feel it will be really good televison.
If they pull this off I feel it will be really good televison.
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5:19PM on 03/11/2014
There is a distinct difference between this and Arrow, Arrow stars the superhero. I would kill to see a new Batman series after 50 years
There is a distinct difference between this and Arrow, Arrow stars the superhero. I would kill to see a new Batman series after 50 years
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5:43PM on 03/11/2014
unfortunately, they're not going to do that when they're trying to make new Batman movies
unfortunately, they're not going to do that when they're trying to make new Batman movies
4:57AM on 03/12/2014
I'll be honest, I didn't think much of Arrow. I checked out the first episode on Netflix at the behest of a friend, and it just felt a bit soap opera-ish. A little too melodramatic.
I'll be honest, I didn't think much of Arrow. I checked out the first episode on Netflix at the behest of a friend, and it just felt a bit soap opera-ish. A little too melodramatic.
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