'Gotham' trailer unveiled; FOX orders series

'Gotham' trailer unveiled; FOX orders series

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Gotham City and its heroes and villains are coming to television in the FOX series "Gotham," a kind of "Batman" prequel a la "Smallville." But instead of the lead being a young Bruce Wayne, rookie detective Jim Gordon -- the man who will one day be commissioner -- will anchor the show.

FOX has ordered a series based on the much-buzzed-about pilot, which shows Ben McKenzie ("The O.C." and "Southland") as Gordon, an idealistic cop faced with a crumbing and corrupt society. He is paired with gruff veteran investigator Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue).

Younger versions of other longtime Batman universe characters will also appear in the series, including Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin), Edward Nigma (The Riddler).

Jada Pinkett-Smith stars as crime boss Fish Mooney.

A young Bruce Wayne will be part of the show.

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