Fox’s fall line up is here, and with it some exciting new trailers giving us a taste of what’s to come. As we already know, the final season of Glee won’t air until the start of 2015; with rumours of a shortened series from the original 24 episodes we were promised. In its place for the first half of the season sits New Girl, returning for its 4th season.
The Mindy Project, Hell’s Kitchen, Bones, Masterchef Junior and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are all returning too, along with regular stalwarts The Simpsons and Family Guy.
But it’s the highly anticipated Gotham and Gracepoint that have us excited at 4YE. Our own editor-in-chief reviewed the chilling Gracepoint trailer on Monday, and now we can bring you the trailer for Gotham too.
Dark, chilling and intriguing, Gotham looks set to be a compelling drama that’s really worth viewing. Simply billed as “Before there was Batman there was Gotham,” it looks at the origins of “the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.”
“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.”
Other trailers released are as follows:
Mulaney – (Sundays 9:30/8:30c) “A new multi-camera ensemble comedy series about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold him back and push him around.” Starring John Mulaney and Martin Short.
Utopia – (Tuesdays 8/7c and Fridays 9/8c) “From unscripted mastermind John de Mol, and based on the hit Dutch television series of the same name, comes television’s biggest social experiment, UTOPIA.
Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?”
Backstrom – (Midseason) “A subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy, offensive, irascible – albeit brilliant – detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.).
Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom (Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, The Office) is a man with no filter. After a five-year banishment to the traffic division for offensive behaviour, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland’s newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city’s most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behaviour.”
Empire – (Midseason) “A sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.” Terence Howard stars.
Hieroglyph – (Midseason) “The world of ancient Egypt – a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves – lives again in Hieroglyph, an exciting action-adventure series from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans).
When a dangerous scroll, The Book of Thresholds, is stolen from Egypt’s most secure vault, master thief Ambrose is plucked from prison to track down the perpetrator. Having spent the past five years in the darkest of pits, Ambrose quickly learns that his prison cell might be safer than the dangerous new world in which he finds himself: Atum, the empire’s capital.”
Last Man On Earth – (Midseason) “The Last Man On Earth is a new single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of the last man on earth.
The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has travelled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one, which leads him to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth.”
Wayward Pines – (Midseason) “Imagine the perfect American town… beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.
Based on the best-selling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), Wayward Pines is the intense new mind-bending 10-episode event thriller evocative of the classic hit Twin Peaks.”
So there we have the pick of Fox’s fall lineup. What are your thoughts? Personally, I’ll give Gotham a try, and though I don’t really think it will be my thing, I can foresee it being very popular. As a big Twin Peaks fan, I am very much looking forward to Wayward Pines, and as it isn’t airing until midseason, along with Glee, I’m hoping time passes quickly!
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