*Gotham* is a television show that follows the back-story of DC Comics character Commissioner James "Jim" Worthington Gordon as a young police officer in Gotham City.
Gotham is a television series based on the DC Comics setting of Gotham City, most famously home to the superhero Batman.
The series details the state of Gotham City in the years prior to Bruce Wayne's emergence as Batman. The show will primarily follow the history of James Gordon, the character that will go on to become Commissioner, as a young detective on the Gotham police force.
The show will also include elements of the backstories of several other major characters associated with the Batman setting, including a young Bruce Wayne, as well as several famous DC villains such as The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two Face, and many others.