**Gotham will premiere first and exclusively on WarnerTV on Thursday, September 25, at 8pm JKT**
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — WarnerTV has announced a September 25 premiere date for Gotham, this year’s most anticipated new TV drama. This prequel series explores the extraordinary good-versus-evil struggles in broken Gotham City; a city that’s the birthplace of the world’s most infamous criminals and legendary superheroes. The origin story featuring DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, reveals an entirely new chapter that’s never been told before – before Batman, there was Gotham.
From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.
With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is one of the crime world’s greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
Brave, earnest and eager to prove himself, the newly-minted detective Gordon is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon encounters imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), and many of the characters who will become some of DC Comics’ most renowned and enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor).
Although the crime drama follows Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, it also focuses on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee) – a friendship that will last them all of their lives and will play a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.
The crime drama has been fast-tracked to Asia and debuts on Thursday, September 25 at 8pm, just two calendar days after the US world premiere. Warner TV is available in Indonesia on First Media channel 259 and channel 163 on Indovision.
In Asia Pacific, WarnerTV is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company. Please visit WarnerTVAsia.com and Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia for more information.