FOX's 'Gotham' will formally premiere its pre-Bat drama this coming Monday for those who missed the premiere at Comic-Con 2014, but why wait? The network has released its first formal clip from the pilot episode, as a young James Gordon learns from Oswald Cobblepot how corrupt 'Gotham' can truly be. Plus, meet Penguin's mommy in photos from episode 2, "Selina Kyle!"

As seen throughout a multitude of trailers before, our first clip from FOX's 'Gotham' sees Gordon (Ben McKenzie) learning the ropes from his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and crime boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), seeing how indifferently thugs react to police in their town. Things only get worse from a look at episode 2, "Selina Kyle," as Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Taylor) returns to his deranged mother (Carol Kane), while Gordon and Bullock investigate and underground child trafficking ring.

Most recently bolstering its Bat-ranks with 'Dexter' star David Zayas as Sal Maroni, the new series will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the villains that made Gotham famous,” with its pilot focusing on Gordon’s investigation of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The pilot was written and executive produced by Bruno Heller (‘The Mentalist’), along with Warner Bros. Television, and directed by ‘Judge Dredd’ helmer Danny Cannon.

FOX's 'Gotham' also stars Robin Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Donal Logue as Gordon’s partner Detective Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Victoria Cartagena and Andrew Stewart-Jones as Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, ‘Burn Notice‘ star Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s GCPD boss Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean.

Our review can tell you what to make of the pilot for FOX's 'Gotham,' but judge for yourself in the clip above and photos below, and tell us what you make of the new Bat-drama premiering this Monday, September 22!

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