The first season of “Gotham” got mixed reviews, but I still think it’s worth checking out, as we continue into the new season that centers on the villains of the franchise. In fact, season two is called “Rise of the Villains,” and premieres Sept. 21 on Fox.
Let’s take a closer look at the season one set. Click through the title to buy on Amazon.
Season one focuses on the origins of the story, as rookie Gotham City detective James Gordon is dedicated to restoring his crime-ridden metropolis back to its decent and illustrious past. When he catches the case of a murdered socialite couple, he promises their shattered, surviving son Bruce Wayne that he’ll find their killer. The obligation turns to obsession and ends up costing him dearly, setting the stage for the gritty and exciting world of Gotham.
Inspired by DC Comics characters beloved by generations, this gripping hit series from the talents behind “The Mentalist,” “CSI,” “Nikita” and “Gossip Girl” reaches deep into Batman lore to uncover the sinister layers of corruption that secretly rule Gotham City, spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains. It also tells the origin story of the bizarre personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker in an entirely new chapter that’s never been told.
The cast includes Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart-Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, James Frain as Theo Galavan, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent, and Michael Chiklis as Captain Nathaniel Barnes.
Special features in the Blu-ray 4-Disc, 22-Episode set include:
- Gotham Invented: Building Our Gotham
- Gotham Invented: Paving the Way for the Caped Crusader
- Gotham Invented: Fractured Villains of Gotham
- Designing the Fiction
- The Game of Cobblepot
- Gag Reel
- Unaired Scenes
- DC Comics Night at Comic-Con 2014 Presenting Gotham, The Flash, Constantine and Arrow
- GOTHAM: The Legend Reborn
- Ultraviolet Copy
- Detective Harvey Bullock
- Detective James Gordon
- Oswald Cobblepot
- Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth
- Fish Mooney
- Dr. Leslie Thompkins
- Killer Character
Here’s a neat clip where the actors talk about watching the series as fan. Can you imagine starring in a series that you’ve basically been a fan of all your life? That must be amazing.
Own “Gotham: The Complete First Season” on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 8, 2015