Earlier today Fox officially gave its Batman prequel series Gotham a series order, and tonight the network has debuted the first trailer for the new drama. Following a young Commissioner Gordon — back when he was still Detective James Gordon — the show stars Ben McKenzie (Southland) in the lead role, with Jada Pinkett Smith playing a gangster named Fish Mooney. While the program takes place before Bruce Wayne makes his transformation into The Dark Knight, a younger version of the character will appear, along with iconic Batman villains like The Penguin, played by Robin Lord Taylor, and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). In the trailer, Gordon consoles a young Bruce after the murder of his parents. "However dark and scary the world may be right now, there will be light," Gordon says. Gotham is scheduled to debut on Fox later this year.

Update, May 5th, 9:08 p.m.: Added full-length version of the trailer.