Fox Plans Batman-Inspired Series, Gotham!

Gotham City is coming to the small screen! Deadline is reporting that Fox has made a series commitment to “Gotham,” a new live-action show that will follow the adventures of a young Detective James Gordon. The series hails from “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller.

First appearing in “Detective Comics” #27 (the 1939 comic that also debuted Batman), Commissioner James Gordon is the creation of Bill Finger and Bob Kane. He was previously played on the 1960′s “Batman” television show by Neil Hamilton. Gary Oldman most recently portrayed the character in Christopher Nolan’s big screen trilogy.

While Gordon’s adventures may make use of familiar Batman villains, the Dark Knight himself is not planned to be a part of the series.