After The CW had their Upfronts a few weeks ago, they seemed to release every trailer but one. It was easy to understand, since Gotham Knights wouldn’t be premiering until 2023, that we wouldn’t get a trailer right away. This afternoon, I was certainly surprised when they went ahead and dropped an extended trailer anyway.
Honestly, we don’t learn a whole lot from this trailer. We get all of the important character introductions, and the typical “everyone is a suspect” vibe. Surprise, surprise, the Gotham PD might be more involved in Bruce Wayne’s death as well. Perhaps the most notable piece of information in the trailer had to do with Carrie Kelley.
Navia Robinson is arguably the standout star of this trailer. She’s charming and witty, plus we already get to see her suited up (kind of.) There is also an instant chemistry with Oscar Morgan’s character of Turner Hayes. Take nothing away from the others, but Carrie Kelley just seems a step ahead. Misha Collins also gives us a very interesting Harvey Dent. I can’t tell if it’s mock sympathetic or genuine apathy. That’s something we’ll undoubtedly learn more about once the series gets going.
Until then, here is the official synopsis from The CW: “Batman is dead, and a powder keg has ignited Gotham City without the Dark Knight to protect it. In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan, “De Son Vivant”) is framed for killing the Caped Crusader, along with the children of some of Batman’s enemies: Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan, “Days of Our Lives”), an unpredictable fighter and skilled thief who was born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father, Harper Row (Fallon Smythe, “grown-ish”), a streetwise and acerbic engineer who can fix anything, and her brother Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara, “The Virgin of Highland Park”), a clever transgender teen who is tired of being polite and agreeable. With the charismatic and hard-charging District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins, “Supernatural”) and the GCPD hot on their trail, Turner will rely on allies including his best friend and formidable coder Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore, “All American”), and unlikely Batman sidekick Carrie Kelley (Navia Robinson, “Raven’s Home”). But our Knights will soon learn there is a larger, more nefarious force at work within Gotham City. This team of mismatched fugitives must band together to become its next generation of saviors known as the GOTHAM KNIGHTS. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM KNIGHTS is written by Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams. Fiveash and Stoteraux will serve as showrunners and executive produce the series alongside Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Abrams also serves as co-executive producer. Danny Cannon directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot, along with David Madden.”
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