GOTHAM A CITY WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN AND VILLAINS WILL RISE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
**Gotham will premiere first and exclusively on WarnerTV on Thursday, September 25, at 9pm SIN**
SINGAPORE (September 10, 2014) – WarnerTV has announced a September 25 premiere date in Asia for Gotham, this year’s most anticipated new TV drama. This prequel series explores the extraordinary good-versus-evil struggles in broken Gotham City; a city that’s the birthplace of the world’s most infamous criminals and legendary superheroes. To celebrate the launch, Singapore will also host “Gotham Villain Hunt”, a nod to the sinister escapades of The Penguin, one of the series’ eccentric criminal mastermind.
The origin story of these DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, reveals an entirely new chapter that’s never been told before – before Batman, there was Gotham. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), this one-hour drama follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.
With a reputation synonymous with law and order, Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is one of the crime world's greatest foes. Everyone knows the name. But what is known of Gordon's rise from rookie detective to police commissioner? And what did it take to navigate the layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains.
The crime drama follows Gordon's turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, it also focuses on the characters who will become DC Comics' most renowned and enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor).
It is The Penguin that is the focus for the series’ early story arc and, later this month, in the build up to the WarnerTV premiere, Singaporeans will have the chance of taking part in a city-wide scavenger hunt to find thousands of penguins.
As part of the “Gotham Villain Hunt”, scavengers need to find a limited-edition Gotham-branded penguin, which is about a foot tall. Anyone who finds one can enter into a lucky draw to win a series of prizes ranging from exclusive branded premiums to high-end electronics. So fans will need all their wits about them to locate a penguin, but they’ll be armed with clues via WarnerTV and Starhub’s Facebook pages as well as on Hot 91.3FM. The campaign will use the hashtag: #GothamOnWTV.
The crime drama has been fast-tracked to Asia and debuts on Thursday, September 25 at 9pm, just two calendar days after the US world premiere. Warner TV is available in Singapore only on channel 515 on StarHub.
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Video link to trailer: http://youtu.be/rzxqQflCbY0?list=UU7FA3M8xM3CUW_GwPoKZ0Hg
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