Crispus Allen is the one of the DC comics characters to have been host to the hero known as The Spectre.
The large neoclassical painting occasionally visible in Wayne's mansion is Jacques-Louis David's 'The Oath of the Horatii'. The gens Horatia were a Roman family of the ruling class. The painting depicts three brothers vowing to defend Rome with their lives. Of the three, only one will survive and he will be the destroyer of their opponents. The brothers might be said to symbolise the Wayne family with Thomas and Martha represented by the two brothers who will be slain in the virtuous fight, while Bruce is represented by the brother who will - in victory - survive.
After the preview for the following weeks show you can see a green question mark between the T and H in GOTHAM. This is obviously a nod to The Riddler
Bullock remarks how similar "therapist" is to "the rapist." This may refer to the comic storyline 'Batman: Hush,' where Lois Lane made a very similar comment.
Tommy Elliot (Cole Vallis) is the alter ego of the villain Hush.
Edward Nygma's real name is actualy Edward Nashton. The comic book character took on the guise of Edward Nygma alone with The Riddler.
Crisps Allen is the one of the DC comics characters to have been host to the hero known as The Spectre.
Jada Pinkett Smith's character Fish Mooney does not exist in the comics and was created for the series.
Of natural blond hair, Robin Lord Taylor dies it black every two weeks for the character. According to him, his dark hair seems to be "levitating off" his head always when his clear roots grow under.
Jim and Barbara live in a clock tower. In the comics, after her time as Batgirl, their daughter Barbara Gordon donned the alter ego Oracle, who based her operations out of a clock tower (as also seen in Birds of Prey (2002)).
Ben McKenzie voiced Batman in the DC Animated Original Movie Batman: Year One (2011). He is the second actor that has portrayed both Batman and Jim Gordon. Bruce Thomas played a live action Batman in the OnStar commercials (2001-2002) and voiced Commissioner Gordon in DC Animated Original Movie Son of Batman (2014) (May 2014).
The name of the character Edward Nygma is a play on words. When the given name is shortened to Ed an pronounced quickly, it sounds like "enigma" which means "an inscrutable or mysterious person" according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Although its time setting is not determined, the series' is visually inspired by the late 70's and early 80's New York.
Early in the first season, the industry website deadline.com reported that there had been a hair and makeup test performed on the set in advance of shooting in which a white stuntwoman was made up in blackface (a process known as "painting down") to prepare her to double for a black guest actress. Painting down stuntpeople is against SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) rules; a SAG representative said that the situation was "presumptively improper... in other words: the practice of 'painting down' is unacceptable anywhere and particularly so in a production center like New York City with so many qualified stuntwomen of color trained for this type of work." When Deadline called this issue to Warner Brothers' attention, WB at first tried to minimize its importance but later released this statement: "A mistake was made this week in casting a stunt woman for a guest star in a particular scene on the show. The situation has been rectified, and we regret the error."
Stars Ben McKenzie, who voiced Batman in the DC Animated Original Movie Batman:Year One.
Ben McKenzie suffered an accident while shooting a fight scene, in which he slammed his head onto a concrete pillar.
Ben McKenzie is the first actor ever that has portrayed both Batman (Batman: Year One) and Jim Gordon.
Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin)'s suits were made by tailor Martin Greenfield, who has had U.S. presidents as clients.
Robin Lord Taylor has cited Danny DeVito's portrayal of the Penguin as his inspiration for Oswald.
Features the very first live-action portrayals of Detectives Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya.
Features the very first live-action portrayal of Detective Harvey Bullock.
One of three new television series scheduled for release in 2014 based on DC Comics characters. The others being Constantine (2014) and The Flash (2014).
The first Batman-related TV show to appear on the Fox Network since Batman: The Animated Series (1992).