The first ‘Gotham’ trailer shows us Detective Gordon in a world without Batman

Earlier today Fox officially gave its Batman prequel series Gotham a series order, and tonight the network has debuted the first trailer for the new drama. Following a young Commissioner Gordon — back when he was still Detective James Gordon — the show stars Ben McKenzie (Southland) in the lead role, with Jada Pinkett Smith playing a gangster named Fish Mooney. While the program takes place before Bruce Wayne makes his transformation into The Dark Knight, a younger version of the character will appear, along with iconic Batman villains like The Penguin, played by Robin Lord Taylor, and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). In the trailer, Gordon consoles a young Bruce after the murder of his parents. “However dark and scary the world may be right…

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