Gotham will be available to watch online on Demand 5
Staff Reporter | On 06, Aug 2014Reading time: 1 mins
Gotham will be released on Channel 5 in the UK this autumn.
The Warner Brothers series, one of the most anticipated shows of the year, draws on the origin story of a pre-Batman Gotham City and follows young Detective (and future Commissioner) James Gordon and the recently orphaned Bruce Wayne in the dark days before the arrival of the Dark Knight.
With a stellar cast including Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Terriers), Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Reloaded, Ali, Collateral, HawthoRNe) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Luther), the one-hour drama follows Gordon’s rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner as he navigates the layers of corruption that secretly rule Gotham City – the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains, the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor – The Walking Dead), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Two-Face and The Joker.
Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, Katie Keenan, brokered the deal: “I don’t think there was a more exciting show at the LA screenings this year – Gotham is a thrilling drama built on iconic characters that fascinate. Channel 5 is delighted to become the home of such a powerful, bold and visually stunning show. Its acquisition proves we continue to be committed to the biggest in US drama.”
Gotham will be available to watch online in the UK on 5 Demand following its broadcast – and, following its linear broadcast, will then be available on Netflix UK.