Thursday, March 16, 2023

Gotham Knights - Pilot

Inspired by the video game of the same name and taking characters from across Batman history and throwing them together around a new character created solely for the series, Gotham Knights is an odd jumble. Our lead character is Bruce Wayne's adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan), who is accused of murdering Bruce Wayne along with a motley crew of local kids in Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan), Harper Row (Fallon Smythe), and Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara). All framed for the crime, with only District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins) believing in Turner's innocence, the foursome eventually flee police custody prior to being "taken care of" by corrupt cops on the GCPD force with the help of Carrie Kelly (Navia Ziraili Robinson) and Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore).

If you can get past the cobbled together group of characters all centered on the blandest son Bruce Wayne ever adopted, the rest of the "Pilot" episode lays the foundation for a huge conspiracy at the heart of Gotham in slowing revealing the existence of the Court of Owls to the kids. Investigating the Court of Owls after Batman's death (the only thing really surviving from the video game) becomes the mission statement of the fugitives and their friends. The conspiracy-fueled story may pull in an audience, and given the fact that Gotham lasted 5 seasons on television there's evidence to believe some Batman fans will watch anything, but Gotham Knights does not get off to a promising start.

  • Title: Gotham Knights - Pilot
  • IMDb: link

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