A new Batman TV show is coming to Fox television called "Gotham." According to the Hollywood Reporter on Sept. 24, The series will not focus on Batman at all, but will show life in Gotham City before Batman existed, when Commissioner Gordon was rising to power.
There is a good chance the ideas for this Batman TV show comes from the comic book series "Gotham Central" which is more about how the law is enforced in the city of crime when Batman is not around.
That series, created by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, was a Noirish police procedural comic book about the actual police force in the city. Interestingly, Rucka wrote all the day shift stories while Brubaker wrote the stories for the night shift. The comic won the Eisner award in 2003 for Best New Series.
The Batman TV show "Gotham" comes from the mind of "The Mentalist" showrunner Bruno Heller, who said he will bring the stories of a young Commissioner Gordon to light in the TV show. With "Marvel's Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuting on Sept. 24 and DC Comics and CW show "Arrow" soon leading way to a new series about "The Flash," it is a big time in television for comic book fans.
One disappointing thing about the Batman TV show airing on Fox is that it can't crossover with the world of "Arrow," and might also rule out Batman owned characters from appearing on "Arrow" or "The Flash."
"Gotham" received a straight up order and will start airing in the 2014-15 television season.