The CW is about to debut the Gotham Knights to it’s DC based series universe. The show (not based on the recent video game) centers around a group of misfits uniting to seek vengeance for Bruce Wayne, while uncovering the corruption that rules Gotham. I had a chance to see the series, but will only provide spoilers for the pilot episode of the series. So proceed with caution if you haven’t seen the first episode. Here is what you should know about the show going into it.
The series does have some familiar characters, mainly Harvey Dent, but don’t expect many of them to appear from the start. The focus is on the young group of offsprings, mainly Bruce Wayne’s adopted son Turner Hayes and Joker’s daughter Duela. Joining them are the Row siblings and Carrie Kelley.
It’s not only a new group of characters, but the actors are fresh faces also. It actually works for this show. The series is a blend of familiar characters and surroundings injected with new blood. I’d call this an origin story with already decades long adapted inspiration.
Even though CW’s previous DC themed shows have been one big multiverse, Gotham Knights seems more of a standalone, it’s own thing.
The twists and turns dominate the pilot episode. It leaves you with a big cliffhanger also. This formula continues in the following episodes. It’s a good thing, as it adds more intrigue to the show.
Gotham Knights isn’t perfect, but it does have a lot of good elements to it. The hype might be actually worth the wait. After a few of the CW stalwarts have big farwell and others have grown stale, Gotham Knights might be just the refresher they needed.
- Acting: 6/10
- Entertainment: 8/10
- Story/Plot: 9/10
- Impression: 8/10