With six more episodes ordered for its debut season, Ben McKenzie, who plays James Gordon, phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to explain the series’ massive success.
“There are no special powers [and] super powers in the world of Gotham,” he said. “It’s just people who are pretty deranged [and] beating up on each other. So it’s a cool twist on the show, and I think it kind of makes it, I think, relatively unique. There are a lot of ‘super hero’ shows out there, but this is more grounded in sort of a bizarre reality. It’s real, it’s not just quite our world. It’s slightly different.”