"When a man's heart is full of deceit, it burns up, dies, and a dark shadow falls over his soul. From the ashes of a once great man has risen a curse, a wrong that must be righted. And the people look to the skies for a vindicator, someone to strike fear into the black heart of the same man who created him. The battle between good and evil has begun. Against an army of shadows comes the Dark Knight. The Purveyor of Good, with a voice of silence, and a mission of justice. This. Is. Batman."―Said during the "Reveille" trailer for the series.

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."―Ezekiel 25:17, used in the viral marketing trailer for the series, spoken by Emilio Martinez.

Knight of Gotham is an American live-action television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, originally created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Developed by Alfred Gough (co-creator of Smallville) in collaboration with noted screewriter David S. Goyer (who was the writer for all of Christopher Nolan's Batman films) and Donald P. Bellisario (creator of NCIS, JAG, and Magnum P.I., among other series), the series serves as a reboot of the Batman media franchise. It follows the adventures of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, who, after witnessing his mother and father's murder at the hands of a mugger, returns to his beloved Gotham City to wage a one-man war on crime, taking the identity of a masked vigilante known as Batman. The series sticks close to the comic book continuity, and adds elements from both the comics and the Nolan films, as well as introducing new themes and characters, such as a religious element not usually featured in Batman comics and media with the introduction of the character of Rev. Emilio Martinez.

Knight of Gotham premiered with a two-and-a-half hour pilot on HBO on October 26, 2012; it was positively received by critics; subsequent episodes have also received critical acclaim as well. USA Network executives have confirmed that the first season of Knight of Gotham will be 50 episodes long.

Cast and Characters

Main Characters

Recurring Characters

The following is a list of characters that are, or at one time were, a recurring guest on the series; they are listed in alphabetical order as sorted by their last name. These include the most prominently featured antagonists and the main non-starring protagonists.

Other Characters

The following is a supplementary list of recurring guest stars, which includes characters that appear briefly in multiple episodes, but have little to no real world content to justify an entire section covering their in-universe histories. The characters are listed in alphabetical order as sorted by their last names.



  • The show's large and star-studded cast reunites many actors from films they'e appeared in with each other before:
    • Brian Cox, Chris Cooper, and Clive Owen from The Bourne Identity.
  • The idea for Kevin Smith to be cast as a fictional version of himself actually came from Williams himself. When Smith, a lifelong Batman fan, heard about the show when it was being made, he pitched the idea to David S. Goyer, though he expected to be turned down. Surprisingly, Goyer liked the idea and wrote it into the show. Initially he was only supposed to be a semi-regular character, but his character became so popular that the show's producers decided to increase Kevin's prominence.
  • Also Hayley Williams was set to guest star on episode 52 by Dane Brenson, but her character was also popular, wich make Williams an regular character after season two.
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