Gotham will air on Channel 5 in the UK, and star Ben McKenzie (he plays the young Detective Jim Gordon in the series) introduces an extended trailer here featuring some great new snippets of footage.

The emphasis is very much on some of iconic villains who will be featured in the show, and we get to see some references to their future villainous alter-ego’s, including The Penguin and The Ridder.

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. The series follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Batman apparently won’t be making an appearance until Gotham ends, but we will spend some time with a young Bruce Wayne as he sets out on the path to becoming the city’s Caped Crusader. Other names which have recently been confirmed to appear are Hugo Strange, The Joker and Mr. Freeze.

The cast of the series also includes Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Erin Richards, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova.

What do you think about this latest preview for Gotham?