‘Gotham’ First Look: Cast, Creators on Show’s Fresh Perspective of Batman and His Villains (Video)

“We’re seeing people transform themselves into these larger than life characters,” says writer-executive producer Bruno Heller of the series set in Bruce Wayne’s early years

One of the most anticipated shows of the new fall season is Fox’s “Gotham.” The story of the city that made Batman, along with his rogue’s gallery of villains, has sparked the imagination of everyone from hardcore comic book fans to movie fans and everyone in between. It’s also sparked the imagination of its cast and creators.

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In a “First Look” video released by Fox, the creators and cast sat down to talk about what makes this show special. Batman is an icon, and everyone knows the basics about him. What “Gotham” is bringing is a unique perspective to that legend. “What made The Joker The Joker? How did Scarecrow become The Scarecrow?” asked writer and executive producer, Bruno Heller.

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These are the things that fans can look forward to. How did Gotham fall so far that it would need a masked vigilante to save it? And how did it come to be filled with costumed vigilantes and criminals on both sides of the law? “We’re seeing people transform themselves into these larger than life characters, and we’re also solving the puzzle of how they came to be,” Heller said.

But at it’s heart, “It is a good-old fashioned cop show,” said director and executive producer Danny Cannon, adding, “In the most dangerous, vivid world imaginable.”

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“Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon and Donal Logue as his partner, Harvey Bullock. The series co-stars Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Mazouz, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Andrew Stewart, and Victoria Cartagena. Executive produced by Heller, Cannon, and John Stephens, and produced by DC Entertainment, Primrose Hill Productions, and Warner Bros. Television, “Gotham” will premiere Mondays at 8 p.m. ET in Fall 2014 on Fox.