When we first heard of Fox’s Gotham TV series—a program that would take place in Gotham City between moment Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed and he becomes Batman, featuring Jim Gordan as the lead character—we were a little dubious, as it’s hard to imagine a Batman TV show without, you know, Batman.  But then we saw the extended trailer for the series.  And it’s not half bad.

The trailer features all that you’d expect—Jim Gordon getting frustrated with the corruption of Gotham, a child and a city wracked with pain and shock at the death of two wealthy, philanthropic citizens, cameos by a young Riddler and Penquin—along with some things you might not (Poison Ivy?!), all set to the score of the obligatory Inception horns.  Overall, it’s pretty good.  Check it out:

Fox has ordered a full season of Gotham, but has yet to announce a premiere date.  Stay tuned.

What do you think of the Gotham trailer?