Gotham launches on American TV network Fox and Canadian TV channel CTV on the 22nd of September 2014. While we know the show will air on Channel 5 in the UK we’ve yet to get a release date. Another European broadcaster Canal Plus in Spain have announced that they will broadcast Gotham within one day of the US broadcast on the 23rd of September so hopefully we won’t be far behind.
To celebrate the launch of Gotham iTunes now allow you to subscribe to the full season of Gotham on their US and Canadian service. For US€29.99 or CAN€49.99 you get the full season of 16 episodes and a special exclusive behind the scenes video. In addition, iTunes have put up a complete 21 minute preview of the show called “The Legend Reborn”. This preview is split into four parts and has been released on YouTube. Watch all four parts of “The Legend Reborn” below:
Part 1 – Mythical Beginnings
In this part we hear of the genesis of the idea of Gotham from Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, Geoff Johns and members of the cast. We see more of the interplay between young Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his Gotham guide, partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue). We also get to see more information about the villains of the show such as Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and a sneak peak of four new Characters to Gotham.
Part 2 – A City on the Edge
This second part gives us our first introduction to two members of the Major Crimes Unit of Gotham City Police Department, Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartegena) and Crispus Allen (Andrew Stewart-Jones). It also introduces us to the wider cast of the show such as Jim Gordon’s partner Barbara Kean (Welsh actress Erin Richards) and some of her background and connections in the city.
Part 3 – Behind the Shadows
This part of the documentary gives us some details of how the city of New York plays it’s part in the creation of Gotham. We get our first look at the primary set for the show, the Gotham City Police Department precinct office. This epic set is two stories tall and took over ten weeks to build. We also see some of the visual effects and special effects that will be used in the first few episodes of Gotham
Part 4 – Heroes and Villains
The final part of the documentary includes some of the footage that we have seen in the past providing some more detail on the characters and how the show will see the development of the two sides of the battle for Gotham before the existence of the Dark Knight.
Check the videos out and then come back and listen to episode 14 of our podcast where we discuss some of the information releases in these videos.
Derek & John