Sunday, September 21, 2014

Gotham Revisited

The dark fictional urban city known as Batman's Gotham enjoys another small screen moment in the spotlight in Fox TV's new series of the same name. Premiering on Monday, September 22nd at 8/7 central, the drama tells the age-old saga of the Caped Crusader after his parents were killed as a young boy and introduces detective James Gordon as they fight the evil and corruption of Gotham. The Caped Crusader's fabled foes are all here --  Catwoman (wonder if she is called Cat Girl?), The Penguin, The Joker and The Riddler -- before they became famous.

Designed by production designer Doug Kraner and set decorators Regina Graves (pilot) and Andrew Baseman, some of the standout sets are Wayne Manor and the 30s style Art Deco glam penthouse of Detective Gordon's girlfriend Barbara Keane.

For more on the highly stylized world of Gotham, check out my article in Architectural Digest.

Glam designs for the Penthouse above and below

The penthouse was built on an old rooftop of a building (again via soundstage) with a clock tower which is incorporated into the dining room as seen above 

Vies of the wood paneled  library at Wayne Manor above and below

Credits: Photos Courtesy of Doug Kraner