‘Gotham': Ben McKenzie talks ‘fish out of water’ Jim Gordon [video]

Sept. 05, 2014 | 9:00 a.m.

The Batman prequel series “Gotham” arrives on Fox as one of the fall’s most anticipated new shows — and Hero Complex readers can exclusively check out a new vignette featuring star Ben McKenzie discussing his starring turn as Det. James Gordon.

“At the start of the series, James is more or less straight out of the military, has not been in Gotham in a decade or more,” McKenzie says in the new featurette. “He left when he was a kid, he’s a little bit of a fish out of water, he doesn’t exactly know what’s going on in Gotham and he’s figuring it out moment to moment.”

Hear what else McKenzie had to say by watching the video below.

Based on the origins of the Caped Crusader’s longtime ally and friend, Commissioner James Gordon, “Gotham,” which premieres Sept. 22, is helmed by writer and executive producer Bruno Heller, the creative mind behind “The Mentalist” and “Rome,” and stars McKenzie, known for roles in “Southland” and “The O.C.”

Other key characters from “Batman” lore are also set to appear on the new hourlong drama, including Selina Kyle, the unpredictable street thief and pickpocket who eventually becomes Catwoman (Camren Bicondova); tough ex-Marine and Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee); Oswald Cobblepot, an orphaned outcast who eventually becomes the gentleman villain the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor); and Gordon’s partner and mentor, Det. Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue).

David Mazouz will play preteen Bruce Wayne, the orphan who eventually becomes Batman, while Jada Pinkett Smith as original character Fish Mooney, a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner.

The cast also includes Zabryna Guevara (“Burn Notice,” “3 lbs.”) as Capt. Essen, Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department homicide squad; and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean, an emergency room doctor.

Are you looking forward to “Gotham’s” debut? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

– Gina McIntyre and Noelene Clark | @LATHeroComplex


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One Response to ‘Gotham': Ben McKenzie talks ‘fish out of water’ Jim Gordon [video]

  1. MIke says:

    It looks decent so I'll give it a shot.

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