May 09, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

It appears that the cast of Gotham is just as excited about the highly anticipated Fox series as you are. We’ve seen the trailer, we’ve seen character photos, and late Friday, star Ben McKenzie — who plays a young Jim Gordon in the Batman-universe drama — tweeted the first official cast photo.

EW’s James Hibberd caught up with showrunner Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) for the very first Gotham interview earlier this week, and he explained why the series is centered on McKenzie’s Gordon, the future police commissioner played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. “The first thing was starting with Jim Gordon, who is the most human and real and normal person in the DC pantheon,” Heller explained. “What would the city of Gotham look like to a young rookie cop coming into this world?”

Below, check out the first trailer for the series, which has already been picked up by Fox for at least 13 episodes:

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