Gotham is Fox Television program that started airing on September 22, 2014. It tells the story of Gotham city before Bruce Wayne became a full-fledged Batman. The tale explores the city through the lens of one of Batman’s important and popular ally, James Gordon, the honest man who would fight many of the villains of Gotham City alongside the cape crusader, Batman.
The show has been a critical success and it is currently in its fourth season. It also explores the origin stories of several of Batman’s iconic villains such as Ra’s al Ghul, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Solomon Grundy and others, it’s an enjoyable and intriguing watch. The plot is well-paced and executed with precision by a brilliant cast.
Who Are The Gotham Cast?
Due to the expansive nature of the DC Universe in which Batman exists and the many players that are a part of his mythology, the cast of Gotham is a rather large one. Here are the few major ones.
Ben McKenzie is one of the main actors in the show. He plays the honest police detective, James Gordon. Ben is a former star of the show, The OC where he played Ryan Atwood. He was signed onto the series in February 2014.
David plays Bruce Wayne on the show as a teenager. Before Gotham, he has appeared on other shows like Touch for which he got a Young Artist Award nomination. David Mazouz was cast after several back and forths by the production team due to the delicateness of the character. He was signed onto the show on March 14, 2014.
The English actor plays Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler. The iconic character was given to Sean Pertwee, whose extensive filmography includes the show, Elementary. His iteration of the loyal butler was inspired by the Earth-One version of the character.
Nicholas D’Agosto plays Harvey Dent, the prosecutor who was a Bruce Wayne and James Gordon ally for many years before his transformation to a villain. Nicholas started as a guest act on the show when he was cast in July 2014 but was upgraded to a series regular in the second season.
One of Batman’s notable frenemies is Catwoman. Over the years, she’s been a villain, an ally or lover. She is played on Gotham by Camren Bicondova. Camren, who is not only an actress but also a dancer, has an in-depth understanding of Selina Kyle, Catwoman’s real name. She once describes her portrayal of her thus – ‘she isn’t just a street thief and a survivor; she’s actually just a normal girl’. Camren was cast to play the iconic character on March 2014.
Cory Michael Smith
Of the many traditional villains of the Batman mythology whose origin story is told in this show, The Riddler, is one of the prominent ones due to the show’s portrayal of the character’s journey to villainy. The Riddler or Edward Nygma is played by Cory Michael Smith. He joined the show in April 2014 and after watching his performance as Edward, was quickly promoted to series regular in May 2014.
The Vikings and Sons of Anarchy alumni plays Harvey Bullock on the show. Harvey, who started out as corrupt and brutish detective story is a journey of going from being a bad person to a good person in a story of people going from good to bad. Donal Logue’s artful portrayal of the character has been well received and he’s been a mainstay character in the show.
Other noteworthy Gotham cast members include Jada Pinkett Smith who plays Fish Mooney, Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen, the police captain of Gotham Police Department, and Robin Lord Taylor who plays Oswald Cobblepot, popularly known as The Penguin.
How Can You Watch It Online For Free?
The show is available to watch on Netflix. Netflix signed a worldwide distribution right with Warner Bros for the show in September 2014. If you happen to not have a Netflix account, another way to watch online is to download the application, Vidmate. It is an on-demand video application where you can stream or download any movie or TV show.