Fox’s Batman Prequel Series ‘Gotham’ Filming on the Lower East Side Today

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 at 11:00 am by
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Later today, the Lower East Side will become backdrop for filming of a new Batman series called Gotham. Signs are up along both sides of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of Houston.

Back in the fall, Fox ordered a first season from Warner Bros. Television for this new Batman prequel concept. The one-hour comic book drama focuses on the origin story of hardened Police Commissioner James Gordon.

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Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Photo: Gotham


Ben McKenzie is in the title role, and a rough-around-the-edges Donal Logue plays partner and mentor Harvey Bullock. Young versions of Bruce Wayne and Catwoman (aka Selina Kyle) also factor into the story line, played by David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova respectively.

Speaking of Mr. Logue, be sure to keep your eye out for Jimmy the Cab Driver. He might have something to say about this film shoot.

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