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GCPD is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The series premiered on Fox on September 13, 2015, and concluded on June 25, 2020. The series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon and David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne. The series was originally intended to focus only on Gordon's early days with the Gotham City Police Department, but they subsequently included the Bruce Wayne character and the origin stories of several Batman villains, including Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Riddler, Two Face, Talia's Al Ghul and others.

Development for a prequel series based on Batman began in September 2014, when the early plans for the DC Extended Universe, with Heller hired by Fox to serve as a writer and executive producer. In March 2015, Fox originally ordered 16 episodes for its first season before expanding it to 22. Filming primarily took place across New York City.

Plot.

The series follows Gotham City Police Department recruit Jim Gordon, who is paired with detective Harvey Bullock to solve crimes in Gotham City. At the time, Gotham's criminal underworld is emerging after the murder of billionaire Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, whose son Bruce is in care of their family butler Alfred Pennyworth. While we get to see chunks of Bruce's childhood, the series mainly focouses on Inspector James Gordon investigating crimes with his partner, Harvey Bullock. With the help of other GCPD employees such as Victor Fries, weapons expert sent from Washington DC to help reduce the crime in Gotham. All while showing us the backstories of some of the Batman's most known and not-so-known villains.

Cast.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Inspector James Gordon.
  • Donald Logue as Inspector Harvey Bullock.
  • Josh Brolin as Proffesor Victor Fries
  • David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne
  • Jack Dylan Grazer as Harvey Dent
  • Finn Wolfhard as Amador Fleck
  • Nicholas Hamilton as Axel Fleck
  • Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott
  • Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth

Seasons & List of Episodes.

Season 1: Gotham.

This season revolves around the awakening of Gotham's Underworld Crime after Thomas and Martha Wayne's assasination, rookie Commisioner Gordon investigates the crime while also solving other felonies with his partner Harvey Bullock, meanwhile, Bruce Wayne, son of Thomas and Martha investigates the case with his butler and his friends.

Season 2: Under the Red Hood.

Season 3: Rogue's Gallery.

Season 4: War of the Wing.

Season 5: The Dark Knight.

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