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Ben McKenzie is a Tough Cop in 'Gotham' Trailer - Watch Now!

Ben McKenzie is a Tough Cop in 'Gotham' Trailer - Watch Now!

Ben McKenzie carries a messenger bag while arriving for a departing flight at LAX Airport on Thursday (May 9) in Los Angeles.

“First official image of #gotham,” the 35-year-old actor tweeted the next day with a pic from his new show Gotham.

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Check out the first official trailer below for Gotham, which has been ordered to series by Fox.

“Obviously, the Penguin, Riddler, young Catwoman, Alfred. Possibly Harvey Dent. Poison Ivy. Um… and then there will be others, but I hate to – I’m so used to doing a police procedural, so I’m used to telling, “Next week he’s going to go there.” With this, it’s very much storytelling. So I would be remiss to tell you who will show up when. I will say we’re not going to skimp on giving people the characters they want and expect from Gotham. But when and how they’re going to show up is half the fun. Penguin is one of those guys that, as soon as you see him, you go, “Oh, that’s the Penguin.” It would be hard to disguise him as somebody else,” Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller recently shared to EW about Batman characters that will be on the show.

Ben McKenzie – ‘Gotham’ Trailer

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  • Missy

    Yay! Thank you for posting. That trailer looks amazing! Plus those photos? …..he looks very good!

  • fardous

    cant wait this to come out

  • slainte


  • 4kix

    Terrific, trademark intense work by Ben! Okay, so I normally wouldn’t have Gotham on my radar at all, but definitely won’t miss watching Ben’s latest. If this is any indication, great stuff! Thanks for the heads up and the pics too.

  • duncanl96

    I didn’t expect to see a preview so soon. Ben McKenzie always finds a way to do vulnerable and tough together. He gets me rooting for his characters immediately and wanting more. Yep, that’s all here. Time for a 2nd viewing.

    Thanks for the video and the pics, Just Jared!

  • driving by

    Lots packed into the clip. It’s an awesome intro just to check out Ben McK’s expressions. That’s what always reels me in and he sells it and owns it totally. Bring it on, Ben!

    Thx for the post, JJ.

  • shayes

    I’d watch Ben McKenzie no matter what, even in a cop show. I already broke that rule with Southland. I was hoping Gotham would be more character driven and also be a personal journey with life outside of the police world too. There are glimpses of that already if this trailer sets the tone for the series. Ben’s face and body language? Excellent! His eyes say it all in an instant.

    Thanks for supporting Ben, Just Jared, and for posting the preview and pictures.

  • kahoots

    Oh, yeah, the eyes have it. Looking great, Ben! I can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to the table. Ben’s an exceptional actor. All about the nuances. I respect him for his ability and work ethic, but also for everything he does to make a difference off camera. I hope this is a winner and wish him every success!

  • ditto

    Love the shot of the first official image on the right. Excellent advanced look at Ben McKenzie’s very compelling take on Gordon. With this kind of preview, the bar’s set really high. No doubts that Ben will keep there and deliver in spades. I know the action is supposed to get the big reaction, but I’m all about the details. Ben nails them.

    Plz keep it coming, Jared. Thanks! Best of luck to Ben and the team. I guess there should be more news from the Upfronts this week.

  • doo

    It looks awesome but I was wondering if they would include The Joker too. That should be interesting…who will play him? It’s gonna be super hard since the last person who portrayed the Joker won an Oscar for that performance. But I’d like to see another version of the Joker, so I’m excited.

  • seamus

    I can’t get on the superhero bandwagon, but I can’t miss seeing Ben McKenzie in anything. He’s most definitely bringing the intensity and the soulfulness here. Brilliant combo. He says more with a look or body language than pages of dialogue. I hope this turns out to be a great character for him.

    Thanks for the early preview and the pics. Looking forward to more ASAP!

  • try sports

    So many reasons why I love watching Ben McK are packed into this preview. I can’t wait to see it for real. Nice feel to the official art Ben tweeted too.


  • jayjax

    I was so disappointed when CBS didn’t grab The Advocates and run with it last spring, so I’m very glad that Ben McKenzie’s and Bruno Heller’s latest project is rolling. Off to an awesome start from the looks of it here. Ben’s rocking it already. He’s got some amazing expressions that are memorable no matter how fast everything’s moving. Also, liking that official shot of him right above the video.

    Thanks for these, Just Jared. Please keep us posted!

  • maho

    Excellent work by Ben McK! I never would have watched this show, but whatever Ben’s in is mandatory viewing. He can sell me and get me hooked in a heartbeat. I’ve been hoping for a really good role for him. Time to start the countdown!

    Thanks for the preview, tweeted pic and all.

  • timbuck2

    ITA with all of the above. Congrats to Ben and can’t wait to see more!