DC - sean pertwee /tags/sean-pertwee en Why Gotham is the Perfect Binge for Dark Knight Lovers /blog/2020/09/15/why-gotham-is-the-perfect-binge-for-dark-knight-lovers <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Why Gotham is the Perfect Binge for Dark Knight Lovers</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amelia Emberwing</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p><em><a href="/tv/gotham" target="_blank">Gotham</a> </em>raised a lot of eyebrows when it was first announced. A story about Bruce Wayne’s childhood was a fresh enough take, but it was fresh for a reason. 24ֱ and other media rarely outline that time in Bruce’s life because he was, understandably, just presumed to be furious or depressed the whole time. Watching your parents get murdered right in front of your eyes will do that to a kid! Despite audience trepidation, a decent number of viewers tuned into the series premiere, myself included.</p> <p>It’s a solid enough pilot, but it won me over with one simple line—</p> <p>“There will be light, Bruce.”</p> <p>It was at that moment when (then Detective) James Gordon uttered those words to a shattered and shocked Bruce Wayne that I knew <em>Gotham </em>had me hooked for good. And it did. The series takes some liberties, but at its core it’s a series that lives up to the Batman legacy in spades.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/source-GothampilotAlleywayGothamTheater3310r_5f5ff5a2603699.15504027.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>One of the most important aspects of the series is its focus on the complicated Jim Gordon. We start with him as a fresh-faced cop at the Gotham City Police Department, with no idea the level of corruption he’s about to uncover. Carmine Falcone already has nearly the entire force in his pocket, making his criminal dealings in Gotham a cinch. You can imagine his chagrin upon finding out the force had hired someone with ethics to join their ranks.</p> <p>Of course, for comedy’s sake, Jim is partnered with the morally ambiguous and ethically complicated Harvey Bullock. Harvey’s not <em>quite </em>in Carmine’s pocket, but he does have a connection with Gotham’s underground (and an eye for one Fish Mooney). The two bring a strange balance to one another, though they obviously butt heads a bit in the beginning. Harvey gains more morals as the series progresses, while Jim finds himself making the wrong decision in more than one ethical quandary.</p> <p>The cleverness of the series is that few people are going to want to watch a show that’s exclusively about a young Bruce Wayne’s pain. Similarly, few people care about Jim Gordon’s beginnings on the force. Now, while I’m the exception to both those rules, you can’t make a successful show if your demographic is too small to get the ratings that you need. By combining both stories and providing a fresh take on Batman’s origins, <em>Gotham </em>really brought something special to the table.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/source-Gothamep115scn1425189r_5f5ff5c7edd132.20601676.jpg" style="letter-spacing: 0.39px; width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>The series also managed to bring an added level of intrigue to the characters of Gotham’s underground. Batman may have always had the best Rogues Gallery, but <em>Gotham </em>brings a new level of complexity to key characters that we hadn’t had the opportunity to dive into regularly in the past. The aforementioned Carmine Falcone and Fish Mooney are both great examples of this. While Fish was created for the series, Falcone is a long-known name to those familiar with the complicated city.</p> <p>The best mobster is a mobster with rules. Falcone is typically described as such, but <em>Gotham </em>had the opportunity to show rather than just tell. He’s a complicated man of his word—one that we eventually find is just looking to be loved. Carmine’s story is one of the most interesting in the series, even if he doesn’t get as many stand-out, defiant moments as Fish Mooney did in her limited time on the show.</p> <p><em>Gotham </em>is a prime example of the complexity that often comes from superhero media. As reality has proven for some time, corrupt cops don’t just run rampant on the pages of our comic books. While Jim Gordon starts off as a straight-laced, by-the-book kind of guy, his city quickly reminds him that things aren’t as black and white as his rulebooks make them seem. Many of Gotham’s criminals were created by the very system Gordon joined.  Some aren’t even criminals at all, but have merely been painted that way by those in power. Before long, we see him start to question that system. Eventually, we see him work to dismantle it from the inside.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/09-SEP/source-Gotham422SCN61GR0583fhires2_5f5ff6116c20c3.09357762.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>While it may seem like an odd idea for a show from the outside—it’s a Batman show without Batman, after all—<em>Gotham </em>really does tick all of the boxes on the “extremely bingeable” list. We see the Gotham City we’d grown to love through Nolan’s movie trilogy and thousands of pages of comics. There’s also plenty of action, romance and oodles of weird gore for the many horror-loving Batman fans. We get to dive into Arkham in a way no other series has, exploring their unacceptable experimentation on their patients and the confused and broken system that allows them to do it. There’s even the beginnings of a different kind of Joker—one that rivals any of his grownup counterparts to a surprising degree.</p> <p>Fresh takes on origins can be difficult for some purists. I know, because I’m one of them. But the one thing that makes new stories the exception to the rule is when they still hit the heart of what makes the stories great. <em>Gotham </em>seems to do that effortlessly by way of Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, and the living, breathing heart of the world’s most well-known fictional city.</p> <p><br /><i>Gotham can be streamed in its entirety on Netflix. For more on the series, including articles, trailers and interviews, <a href="/tv/gotham" target="_blank">visit our official Gotham page.</a></i></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em>Amelia Emberwing writes about comics, movies and TV for DC24ֱ.com and is a frequent contributor to the Couch Club, our television column. Look for more of her writing on Birth.Movies.Death., Collider and Slashfilm, and follow her on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/BrowncoatAuror" target="_blank">@BrowncoatAuror.</a></em></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-binge" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc binge</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-shows-to-binge" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc shows to binge</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-tv-shows-to-binge" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc tv shows to binge</a>, <a 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element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Why Gotham is the Perfect Binge for Dark Knight Lovers" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Amelia Emberwing 465648 at /blog/2020/09/15/why-gotham-is-the-perfect-binge-for-dark-knight-lovers#comments DC All Access - #DCTV - Gotham's New Villains Take Over the City /videos/dc-all-access-dctv-gothams-new-villains-take-over-the-city <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>DC All Access - #DCTV - Gotham&#039;s New Villains Take Over the City</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>The <em>Gotham</em> Season 2 premiere is one week away! In this exclusive DC All Access clip, Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee let us know what we can expect when the crime drama returns on September 21st.</p><p>For all the latest news on <em>Gotham:</em> <a href="http://www.dccomics.com/tv/gotham">http://www.dccomics.com/tv/gotham</a></p><p>Be sure subscribe for weekly #DCTV discussions, as well as clips and previews of upcoming new episodes!</p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/dc-all-access-dctv-gothams-new-villains-take-over-the-city" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="DC All Access - #DCTV - Gotham&#039;s New Villains Take Over the City" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 376991 at Gotham - "What's it Like For the Cast to Watch Gotham as Fans?" /videos/gotham-whats-it-like-for-the-cast-to-watch-gotham-as-fans <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Gotham - &quot;What&#039;s it Like For the Cast to Watch Gotham as Fans?&quot; </h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>You're not the only one who enjoys watching <em>Gotham</em> -- so does the cast! In this clip from one of the featurettes found on <em>Gotham: The Complete First Season</em>, Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon) and Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth) discuss what it's like for the <em>Gotham</em> cast to watch the TV series not as actors, but as fans.</p><p><em>Gotham: The Complete First Season</em> is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.</p></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/videos/gotham-whats-it-like-for-the-cast-to-watch-gotham-as-fans" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Gotham - &quot;What&#039;s it Like For the Cast to Watch Gotham as Fans?&quot; " class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:31:44 +0000 Tim Beedle 376416 at Gotham (2014 - 2019) /tv/gotham <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Gotham (2014 - 2019)</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="schema:primaryImageOfPage" resource="/sites/default/files/tv-covers/2019/03/Unknown_5c9d453f0c8443.29462513.jpeg"><a href="/sites/default/files/tv-covers/2019/03/Unknown_5c9d453f0c8443.29462513.jpeg" title="Gotham (2014 - 2019)" class="colorbox" rel="gallery-node-329966-syYRz690Qcs"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/tv-covers/2019/03/Unknown_5c9d453f0c8443.29462513.jpeg" width="604" height="895" alt="" title="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:summary schema:description content:encoded"><p>Before there was Batman, there was <strong><em>GOTHAM</em>.  </strong></p> <p>With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon 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?</p> <p><em>Gotham</em> is the origin story of the great DC 24ֱ Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (<em>The Mentalist, Rome</em>), 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 super heroes of our time. </p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-cast field-type-text field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Cast:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Ben McKenzie</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Donal Logue</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Sean Pertwee</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">Robin Lord Taylor</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Erin Richards</div><div class="field-item odd" property="schema:actors">David Mazouz</div><div class="field-item even" property="schema:actors">Camren Bicondova</div><div class="field-item odd" 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class="field field-name-field-status-message field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Status Message:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Stream the Full Series on Netflix</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-show-buy-link field-type-list-boolean field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Show Buy Link:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-buy-bar-links field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Buy Bar Links:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/tv/gotham" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Gotham (2014 - 2019)" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:42:05 +0000 Tim Beedle 329966 at /tv/gotham#comments Gotham First Looks: A Roundup of Reactions /blog/2014/03/31/gotham-first-looks-a-roundup-of-reactions <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Gotham First Looks: A Roundup of Reactions</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:15</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Last week, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Fox released the first official images from <em>Gotham</em>, the highly anticipated Batman prequel series currently in production. The images were a set of five character shots featuring Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot.</p><p>If you missed them, you can see them above. However, if they slipped your radar, you may have been in the minority, judging by the response the images received on Twitter. Check out some reactions to the first look photos from fans and professionals below (as well as a few other fun <em>Gotham </em>related tweets).</p><p style="text-align: center;"> </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Take a look and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FF&amp;src=hash">#FF</a> the young Selina Kyle (and wonderful actor) <a href="https://twitter.com/camrenbicondova">@camrenbicondova</a> from <a href="https://twitter.com/Gotham">@Gotham</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXTV">@FOXTV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CatwomanSomeday&amp;src=hash">#CatwomanSomeday</a> <a href="http://t.co/9wGWtwry78">pic.twitter.com/9wGWtwry78</a></p>— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) <a href="https://twitter.com/geoffjohns/statuses/447179548866535424">March 22, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Thank you all for your fantastic tweets, truly blown away by the response. I can't wait to get started &amp; get back to NYC <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gotham&amp;src=hash">#Gotham</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Alfred&amp;src=hash">#Alfred</a></p>— Sean Pertwee (@seanpertwee) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanpertwee/statuses/434152395686567936">February 14, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>No finer men to confront metropolitan anarchy with. <a href="https://twitter.com/ben_mckenzie">@ben_mckenzie</a> , Danny Cannon, Bruno Heller <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gotham&amp;src=hash">#Gotham</a> <a href="http://t.co/HUoqcEZ6Yx">pic.twitter.com/HUoqcEZ6Yx</a></p>— donal logue (@donallogue) <a href="https://twitter.com/donallogue/statuses/448868727778312193">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Pretty fired up for <a href="https://twitter.com/ben_mckenzie">@ben_mckenzie</a>. Hop into the DC Universe my friend. The water is warm.</p>— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) <a href="https://twitter.com/amellywood/statuses/432329707502063617">February 9, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ben_mckenzie">@ben_mckenzie</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DC24ֱ">@DC24ֱ</a> Arrest me, officer. I've been a very very bad cartoonist.</p>— Colleen Doran (@ColleenDoran) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColleenDoran/statuses/448914089633263616">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Love, love, love this official shot of Ben McKenzie as James Gordon! <a href="http://t.co/o45ecuNuHA">http://t.co/o45ecuNuHA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gotham&amp;src=hash">#gotham</a> (And you're following <a href="https://twitter.com/Gotham">@Gotham</a>, yes?)</p>— Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman) <a href="https://twitter.com/marisaroffman/statuses/448918750784266240">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Detective James Gordon, GCPD. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gotham&amp;src=hash">#gotham</a> <a href="http://t.co/Mebl6Ae9ea">pic.twitter.com/Mebl6Ae9ea</a>" So pumped for this! Perfect casting so far</p>— Ian Ashbury (@Ian_Ashbury) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ian_Ashbury/statuses/449198734723665922">March 27, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" data-conversation="none" xml:lang="en"><p>I need this show NOW. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Gotham">@Gotham</a> Exclusive first look at Oswald Cobblepot/aka The Penguin played by <a href="https://twitter.com/robinlordtaylor">@robinlordtaylor</a>. <a href="http://t.co/oakhwNZB46">pic.twitter.com/oakhwNZB46</a></p>— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) <a href="https://twitter.com/LauInLA/statuses/448507787526819840">March 25, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>I love Donal Logue as Bullock, but the best part of this picture is that there's a blimp in the Gotham sky. <a href="http://t.co/eQ3nEJVwB5">pic.twitter.com/eQ3nEJVwB5</a></p>— Joey Esposito (@joeyesposito) <a href="https://twitter.com/joeyesposito/statuses/446769158827823104">March 20, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Looking forward to the new series <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gotham&amp;src=hash">#gotham</a> already!!</p>— Jamie Williams (@JamieWilliams93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JamieWilliams93/statuses/448918224286261248">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/GothamSite">@GothamSite</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/seanpertwee">@seanpertwee</a> that's a fantastic look!</p>— Ben B (@madmantx) <a href="https://twitter.com/madmantx/statuses/448180382836334592">March 24, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Really excited for the Gotham tv show</p>— Bret (@br3t93) <a href="https://twitter.com/br3t93/statuses/448928947737473025">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Set photos of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gotham&amp;src=hash">#Gotham</a> keeps on coming.. Getting reeeaally excited :)</p>— Lance Labrague (@RedHood_Lance) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHood_Lance/statuses/447267564758913024">March 22, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>I love seeing new set photos for the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gotham&amp;src=hash">#Gotham</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Flash&amp;src=hash">#Flash</a> pilot episodes</p>— Nick Cuccaro (@NickCuccaro) <a href="https://twitter.com/NickCuccaro/statuses/448590229507555329">March 25, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>I'm really hoping there's a AR game component to 'Gotham' where fans have to compete to unlock James Gordon's mustache.</p>— Alex Zalben (@azalben) <a href="https://twitter.com/azalben/statuses/448918340812427264">March 26, 2014</a></blockquote><p><br /><br /></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" xml:lang="en"><p>Got some reading to do. # gotham <a href="http://t.co/ujRRy6YL1v">pic.twitter.com/ujRRy6YL1v</a></p>— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) <a href="https://twitter.com/ben_mckenzie/statuses/433734333480710144">February 12, 2014</a></blockquote><p> </p><p>So what do you think? Are you excited to see more from this show? Let’s hear your thoughts below, and be sure to keep an eye right here on DC24ֱ.com for more exciting news about <em>Gotham </em>and Batman all throughout April.</p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/first-looks" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first looks</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/reactions" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">reactions</a>, <a href="/tags/ben-mckenzie" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ben mckenzie</a>, <a href="/tags/donal-logue" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Donal Logue</a>, <a href="/tags/sean-pertwee" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sean pertwee</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-lord-taylor" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">robin lord taylor</a>, <a href="/tags/camren-bicondova" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">camren bicondova</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-month" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman month</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-75" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman 75</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2014/03/31/gotham-first-looks-a-roundup-of-reactions" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Gotham First Looks: A Roundup of Reactions" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:15:57 +0000 Tim Beedle 325611 at FIRST LOOK: Sean Pertwee as Gotham's Alfred Pennyworth /blog/2014/03/24/first-look-sean-pertwee-as-gothams-alfred-pennyworth <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>FIRST LOOK: Sean Pertwee as Gotham&#039;s Alfred Pennyworth</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:43</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Of all of Bruce Wayne’s friends and allies, none are more important than his loyal butler. After the tragic death of his parents, it was Alfred who raised the young “master Bruce,” before going on to become his most trusted adviser  in the Batman’s mission to protect the streets of Gotham. Today, we received our first look at actor Sean Pertwee (<em>Elementary, Camelot</em>) in this crucial <em>Gotham </em>role.</p><p align="center"><br /><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2014/03-MAR/GOTHAMAlfred_53307c703f4868.11543143.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/files/imce/2014/03-MAR/GOTHAMAlfred_580_53307c3c490df8.88208020.jpg" alt="" width="580" height="1104" /></a><br /><em>(Click to view full sized)</em><br /><br /></p><p>The photo was released via <a href="http://gothamfox.tumblr.com/">the official <em>Gotham </em>Tumblr</a>, and it’s worth noting that this take on the beloved Alfred Pennyworth is slightly different than the tuxedo-clad butler we may have seen in other Batman comics, movies and shows. <em>Gotham’s</em> Alfred is a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London who has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.</p><p>The <em>Gotham</em> pilot is executive-produced by Bruno Heller (<em>The Mentalist, Rome</em>) and Danny Cannon (<em>CSI </em>series, <em>Nikita, The Tomorrow People</em>). Cannon is directing the pilot episode from a script by Heller.</p><p>Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment,<em> Gotham </em>is from Warner Bros. Television. The project has a series commitment at FOX.</p><p><span style="font-size: x-small;">© 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.</span></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alfred Pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/sean-pertwee" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sean pertwee</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2014/03/24/first-look-sean-pertwee-as-gothams-alfred-pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="FIRST LOOK: Sean Pertwee as Gotham&#039;s Alfred Pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:43:48 +0000 Tim Beedle 324956 at