It may seem a long way away, but Gotham is fast approaching, and FOX really wants to suck you in. I have to admit, I’m not Gotham‘s biggest fan at this point. I’m open to being convinced, and the fact that Donal Logue is on board isn’t hurting it, but the premise seems almost like goofy just for goofy’s sake to me. Am I really that interested in pre-Batman Batman? Not so much actually. Then again, again, Bruno Heller as exec producer/writer throws me for another loop.

But, whether it turns out to be an engaging, interesting show or not, you have to give them credit for going all out. The show looks amazing – see the longform intro above – and there’s a chance that it will win out just by way of getting people to tune in for something with so much style.

In order to keep teasing you along, and you should expect a lot more in the weeks and months to come, FOX has released a villain teaser. You’re probably going to wish it were at least 20 seconds longer, but the spot below will give you a bit of an introduction.

Check it out, and also check out the first look shots.

What do you think of this one? Are you eagerly awaiting your trip to Gotham’s past, or is this one a pass?

 

 


 

Gotham Fox Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue.
Pictured: (L-R) Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

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GOTHAM traces the rise 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”) and starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”) and Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”), GOTHAM follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates 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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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.