developed by Bruno Heller , based on characters appearing in and published by DC Comics in their Batman franchise , primarily those of Detective James Gordon and Bruce Wayne . The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon.Heller is the executive producer along with Danny Cannon , who also directed the pilot.Gothamreceived a series order from Fox on May 5, 2014,and premiered on September 22, 2014.
Catwoman , Joker ,Poison Ivy ,Scarecrow ,Hugo Strange , Harvey Dent ,Mr. Freezeand Victor Zsasz .The first season order consisted of 16 episodes, which was later extended to a total of 22.
Sarah Essen 's Gotham City Police Department , Detective James Gordon is paired with Harvey Bullock to solve one of Gotham's highest-profile cases: the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne . During his investigation, Gordon meets the Waynes' son Bruce , now in the care of his butler Alfred Pennyworth , which further compels Gordon to catch the mysterious killer. Along the way, Gordon must confront mobstress Fish Mooney, mafia led by Carmine Falcone , as well as many of Gotham's future villains such as Selina Kyle , Edward Nygma , and Oswald Cobblepot . Eventually, Gordon is forced to form an unlikely friendship with Wayne, one that will help shape the boy's future in his destiny of becoming a crusader.