Logo & Synopsis Released For Fox's GOTHAM TV Show

Fox has launched the official website and Twitter page for their upcoming Caped Crusader prequel series, and in doing so have revealed the moody, Batman-esque title logo and an in-depth synopsis. Take a look at both after the jump.

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You can visit the official site HERE and get a larger look at the above logo while you're at it. In addition, the site provide an interesting and very detailed synopsis for the show, giving us an idea of what we can expect from the story and characters when Gotham premieres this Fall.

"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: Gotham Twitter
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Pasto - 3/11/2014, 1:01 PM
Uh....where's the logo?
TheBeard - 3/11/2014, 1:02 PM
wheres the logo?
Pasto - 3/11/2014, 1:02 PM
Fish Mooney is easily one of the dumbest names I have ever seen/read. What in the hell were these people smoking?
Knightrider - 3/11/2014, 1:03 PM
Logo very loosely looks like the Bat logo, very subtle.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/11/2014, 1:03 PM
Bat signal in the back?
anthonyEstark - 3/11/2014, 1:03 PM
That is cool. I would say "best news today" but we got to see Grant Gustin as Flash.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 3/11/2014, 1:03 PM
Looks good, this show I'm iffy about but i'll give it a chance to win me over
Pasto - 3/11/2014, 1:04 PM
The logo is cool. The actual story on the other-hand...
DeathstrokeTerminator - 3/11/2014, 1:04 PM
If this show has a supernatural element that would be great
MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:04 PM
That kid ain't Bruce! This kid is



No I keed.If this show is shit like AoS I'll say it. XD
MrCBM56 - 3/11/2014, 1:05 PM
This reeks of smallville Gotham style.
Pasto - 3/11/2014, 1:09 PM
MrCBM
This show is going to blow so many chunks, I can't even deal.
MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:09 PM
Chicago FTW!!
JillyMcBeam - 3/11/2014, 1:10 PM
Its on Fox not CW, so it will automatically be better than Shitville
Batmaniac - 3/11/2014, 1:10 PM
I sincerely hope this doesn't get picked up for a full season.
Batmaniac - 3/11/2014, 1:15 PM
Is there a petition I can sign to stop this from airing? Because if there is, I'll sign it. I'll sign that shit right now!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/11/2014, 1:15 PM
@Midnight
24
JillyMcBeam - 3/11/2014, 1:16 PM
24 would disagree with you.
TheBeard - 3/11/2014, 1:19 PM
Sleepy Hollow
Moohika - 3/11/2014, 1:21 PM
@Midnight
Prison Break, 24
MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:21 PM
Any 1 member John Doe? Those MotherFoxers cancelled that shit! XD

Also wasn't Prison Break on Fox?
TheRealistStarLord - 3/11/2014, 1:21 PM
I hate the fact it owns by Fox....... I just dont understand, its like how I dont understand that the plane MH370 mysteriously gone missing...
MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:22 PM
There ya go! Prison Break's 1st season was awesome.
TheBeard - 3/11/2014, 1:22 PM
ya Prison Break was very good.. on fox
SuperCat - 3/11/2014, 1:22 PM
I like it. Nice job.
Nomis - 3/11/2014, 1:22 PM
NICE! Like the blimp flying over the city!
HeadPool420 - 3/11/2014, 1:23 PM
If you look at it and blur your eyes you can kinda see a bat symbol type shape.
NickNaylor2Face - 3/11/2014, 1:23 PM
They stole the show concept from Paul Dini and Kevin smith [frick]ers. oh well Ill still watch
BboiBlack - 3/11/2014, 1:23 PM
If dc wanted to be as successful as people say marvel is, they should have simply hired irons for alfred and tied it to the new films and presto. Genius, they get it, blah blah blah
NickNaylor2Face - 3/11/2014, 1:24 PM
Can someone explain why this isn't on the CW?????
HeadPool420 - 3/11/2014, 1:24 PM
And Fox has had good shows but nothing as great as Married With Children!!!!
McNyagano - 3/11/2014, 1:25 PM
...



MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:27 PM
I want this Gotham remade on film/tv

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Man was that my shit growing up! XD
MrReese - 3/11/2014, 1:28 PM
Season 1 was bad ass though.
Batmaniac - 3/11/2014, 1:28 PM
MrReese

Burton's Gotham is probably the closest we will ever get to TAS Gotham.
Nomis - 3/11/2014, 1:28 PM
The only CONCERN I have with it being on FOX and not CW is that FOX is notorious for not giving any shows a chance to get gain an audience before giving it the axe!

CW,being a smaller station, is a little more patient and let their shows grow a fanbase in time.

FoX want a hit fromteh start!
soforizo - 3/11/2014, 1:29 PM
DAMN! I LOVE this logo!

But...

NickNaylor2Face - 3/11/2014, 1:30 PM
Not that im complaining but I wonder when all these comicbook movies and tv shows will give away? Then we enter the new dark ages of no comicbook movies or tv shows

Monitorearthprime - 3/11/2014, 1:32 PM
Nice!!!
Primordiac - 3/11/2014, 1:32 PM
Typical One-Season-Only font used for the logo.
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