New to television this fall, Fox’s crime series, Gotham, is grabbing the attention of new and old Batman fans. EntScoop caught up with Gotham’s Bruce Wayne, played by 13-year-old David Mazouz.
Mazouz describes the show as mysterious, emotional and dark. In the first episode, Bruce Wayne’s parents get murdered and he begins his grieving process. “In the first couple of episodes he’s going to be very dark, lonely and scared,” said Mazouz.
Throughout the season, viewers will watch the young Bruce Wayne be compulsive. “You’re going to see him start to get in fights at school, then you’ll see him make new friends,” said Mazouz. “He’s going to be going through different stages and I think that will be very interesting for people to watch.”
Later on in the season, Bruce Wayne will become obsessed with finding out the reasons behind the death of his parents, and figuring out how the city of Gotham works.
Mazouz tells us that this show is unlike any other Batman production. “The main thing is that it’s not a Batman show,” said Mazouz. “It’s a Gotham show. It’s about the city, it’s about Bruce Wayne, it’s about the Penguin, it’s about the Riddler, it’s about Catwoman, it’s about Mr. Gordon… it’s about everybody and everything that’s happening in Gotham.”
Gotham will open the audiences’ eyes to the early days of Gotham City, including the struggles Bruce Wayne faces as a child and the stories of Batman villains.
The show stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Jada Pinkett Smitt as Fish Mooney. Gotham was developed by Bruno Heller and is directed by Danny Cannon, T.J. Scott and Dermott Downs.
Gotham premiered on Fox Sept. 22, 2014. Catch the show Mondays at 8/7 central.