Gotham trailer: Batman goes Bugsy Malone in new Fox TV show

Poision Ivy, Catwoman and The Penguin feature as teens

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Christopher Nolan may have extensively traced Batman's origins in his Dark Knight trilogy, but now Bruce Heller is going back further still in new Fox series Gotham which will see Bruce Wayne, The Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and The Riddler as children.

The first trailer for the show dropped during 24's comeback season Live Another Day in the US over the weekend, seeing Ben McKenzie (yep, Ryan from The OC) step into the role of a young Jim Gordon.

The man who will one day become Gotham's commissioner will serve as the protagonist of the show, as the city slowly becomes a hotbed for crime and essentially a patchwork of noirish murder scenes.

Gordon crosses paths with a number of familiar faces from the comic books, TV series and films, all of whom apparently started plotting a life of crime aged eight.

Orphan and eventual Batman Bruce Wayne is there (David Mazouz), along with younger versions of The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Edward Nygma/The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Ivy Pepper/ Poison Ivy (Clare Foley).

Jada Pinkett-Smith also features in the trailer, playing sultry nightclub owner Fish Mooney.