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Welcome to Gotham, an infamous metropolis overrun with crime and bad guys. In the days before Batman, it was up to the city’s police to maintain the peace — or, at least, give it their best shot.

Now that FOX has officially greenlit Gotham for fall 2014, we can feast our eyes upon Ben McKenzie (Detective James Gordon) and all of the glory that is the Batman origin series. This show isn’t going to focus on Batman as you know him from the comics, but rather it will hone in on Bruce Wayne ((David Mazouz) growing up on the corrupt streets of Gotham.

Alongside Batman, we’ll also get to see some of DC’s most iconic villains before they went crazy. Rounding out the cast of pre-villains are Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), and Poison Ivy (Clare Foley).

But perhaps the most interesting characters are Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and nightclub owner Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith). One seems to be a guiding force for Det. Gordon and one is a sassy, power hungry diva — we’ll let you figure out who’s who.

Check out the first look at Gotham and get excited for this comic book-inspired series.

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Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!