Gotham 18 Minute Preview Special Released

Fox has released an 18-minute preview of Gotham online. Update: An additional two minutes and 36 seconds of footage was released, which we've added below.

The preview, titled “The Legend Reborn,” features interviews with creator Bruno Heller, director Danny Cannon, and star Ben Mckenzie, and is split into three separate videos.

The first, subtitled “Mythic Beginnings,” introduces the series’ key players. The second, subtitled “A City on the Edge,” takes a look at the effect the Wayne murders have on the city of Gotham. The final video, subtitled “Behind the Shadows,” gives a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s special effects.

Check out all three, embedded below:

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings," "Copper") and Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix" films, "HawthoRNe"), GOTHAM follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Executive producer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist") wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the "CSI" franchise, "Nikita"). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.

Gotham premiers September 22 on Fox.