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The Dark Knight is an American Superhero-Action Crime Drama Television Series, based off of the popular DC Comic's superhero, Batman, premiering on the CW Television Network on November 2, 2014. Featuring Tom Welling, Sean Pertwee, Dylan Sprayberry, Jadin Gould, Christin Milioti, and Gary Oldman as the main cast, the series follows the life of billionaire CEO Bruce Wayne, after he returns to Gotham in order to save his city from crime and corruption as Gotham's hero, the Dark Knight.

Premise

As an eight year old child, young Bruce Wayne, the son of the wealthy and powerful Thomas and Martha Wayne, witnesses his parents murder in cold blood, a powerful influence that plunges Gotham City into age of crime and darkness. Years later, Bruce returned to Gotham City after a long self-imposed exile, in which he travelled around the world, a now adult Bruce Wayne takes back control as CEO of his father's old company, Wayne Industries, while secretly using the training that he underwent during his travel, and an array of different gadgets, to suit up and fight crime in his crusade to against all criminals, on order to save his city from crime and corruption, working alongside the Gotham City Police Department, with the help of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth and other allies as Gotham City's Dark Knight, The Batman.

Cast

Main Cast

  • Tom Welling as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the billionaire CEO of Wayne Industries, who secretly acts as a vigilante. When he was eight years old, he witnesses his parents being murdered, causing an era of crime in Gotham. Swearing vengeance on all criminals, Bruce travelled the world to train to fight crime. Returning to Gotham, Bruce took control of his father's company, Wayne Industries, while secretly using an array of skills and gadgets while suiting up in a bat-themed cape and cowl as Gotham's own Dark Knight.
  • Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce's butler, who took care of him after the murder of the Waynes. Treated as family be the Waynes, he was the only family Bruce had left. While Bruce left to travel the world, Alfred took care of Wayne Manor, awaiting his return. Though he doesn't support Bruce's act as a vigilante, he always stays by his side, tending to Bruce's injuries, as his only dream is for Bruce to one day give up his cowl and find love.
  • Christin Milioti as Rachel Dawes, a childhood friend of Bruce's, whose mother used to work for the Wayne's, allowing her and Bruce to play, and she was there for him when his parents died, but after High School, they both left, and later returned the same year, and became an assistant district attorney. She eventually learned Bruce's secret, but said that as long as he was Batman, they couldn't be together. She later dated District Attorney Harvey Dent, who would later become Two-Face, after an explosion, set by the Joker, scarred half his body and killed Rachel.
  • Gary Oldman as Commisioner James "Jim" Gordon, the new commisioner of Gotham City, who unlike Liutenant Rojas, welcomed the help of Batman, feeling that he can help free Gotham from crime and corruption, as Commisioner Gordon is one of the few cops in Gotham City that is not corrupted. He is smart and strategic, but is also oblivious to Barbara's secret identity as Batgirl, and often questions her behavior. The only thing he ever wants is to make sure that his family and friends are safe, and to protect his city.
  • Dylan Sprayberry as Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing, a former circus acrobat that was adopted by Bruce after his parents were murdered by Tony Zucco. After discovering Bruce's secret, he asked Bruce to train him in order to go out and help Bruce in his crusade against criminals, soon becoming Robin, modeling his suit after his circus costume. After years of fighting alongside Batman and Batgirl, forming a relationship with Barbara, he finally decided to leave Bruce's side, and gained a new suit and identity.
  • Jadin Gould as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, the daughter of Commisioner Gordon, who sees Batman as an icon, and longs to have her father let her meet him. She wishes to be a detective in the GCPD working alongside her father, but when he went missing, she designed her own suit to find it, but was shrugged off by Batman, but as time went by, she proved herself, and Bruce finally decided to train her, mostly due to him letting Dick join him as Robin, who she eventually started a relationship with.
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