Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gotham - UK Broadcaster Announced/Legend Reborn Documentary

With a month to go, it seems that for UK viewers at least for now, Gotham has found itself a home.

Channel 5 announced over a fortnight ago that they will in fact be airing the 16 episode Batman prequel series and on Monday before the launch of Celebrity Big Brother had actor Benjamin McKenzie (James Gordon) introduce a two minute trailer for the series. While there weren't any new clips (from what I could see) that were shown, Five did announce that the would be airing Gotham close enough to US transmission, though a specific date was not confirmed. Given their sketchy history with US shows though, I am hoping that Gotham somewhat fares better than others have done in the past.

Elsewhere several new character shots have been released. Not only are there new ones for our main players but we've finally gotten ones for Victoria Cartagena (Renee Montoya), Andrew Stewart Jones (Crispus Allen) and John Doman (Carmine Falcone) while it's also been revealed that former Dexter actor David Zayas will be taking on the role of other influential mobster, Sal Maroni. More excitingly, FOX have released a 22 minute documentary (streamed in four parts), titled The Legend Reborn, featuring interviews with cast and crew members on the upcoming series and a lot of new clips, including a look of Oswald Cobblepot's (Robin Lord Taylor) mother as played by Carol Kane, the power struggle between Oswald and Fish, the connection between Fish and Bullock as well as a look into Renee and Barbara's past. If that doesn't get you excited for this series, possibly nothing will now.

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Gotham will air Mondays 8pm on FOX from September 22nd and shortly (I hope) afterwards on Channel 5 for UK viewers.

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