Everyone’s favorite Gotham hero is back and should be coming to the small screen within the next year. That’s right, Jim Gordon has returned. Fox recently premiered the trailer for the upcoming show, titled Gotham, that will follow a young Detective Gordon as well as a number of other recognizable characters from the Batman world — though they may be recognizable by name only.
Citing a Warner Bros. spokesperson, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the show will air during the 2014-15 season. Though further details about the show haven’t been provided by Fox, such as what month or time of day the show will begin airing, the trailer does paint a picture of what the fictional city of Gotham will be like and shows a lot of the people we can expect to see in the show.
Okay, so maybe Jim Gordon isn’t everyone’s favorite character, but any fan of the canon of Batman will likely have a deep respect for the character. This is especially true of any that read Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One graphic novel that detailed not only the rise of a youthful Bruce Wayne into a competent Batman, but also Gordon as he begins his career in the corrupt Gotham City Police Department and rises up through the ranks.
The new show will likely work with the same internal power struggle between the good and the corrupt, as the trailer appeared to show a less-than-savory Harvey Bullock as Gordon’s partner and a potential for Commissioner Loeb. It’s also clear the show wants to deal with the origins of the comic’s most notorious villains like Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and Poison Ivy all appearing in younger form in the trailer. But how good of a job can the show do?