Gotham City is crumbling, and only one man can save the day...okay, at least until Batman grows up.

A new promo for FOX's forthcoming prequel series "Gotham" shows future Commissioner Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) striding through a red-hued scene of "crime and corruption" in the bustling metropolis, assisted by some decidedly ominous voiceover narration ("Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who cares") and the Aloe Blacc tune "Ticking Bomb." Look for cameos from future Batman antagonists Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Edward Nygma/The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), along with original-to-the-series baddie Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith).

Check out the full promo below, then let us know whether you'll be watching in the comments.

"Gotham" premieres September 22 on FOX.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.