'Batman' TV prequel: What we can expect from 'Gotham'

Gary Oldman stars as Jim Gordon in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Story highlights

  • Fox has greenlit a Batman prequel show
  • "Gotham" will give an origin story for Commissioner Gordon
  • Fox has indicated that iconic villains will also appear
Fox chose an auspicious moment to greenlight a Batman prequel show.
The same day the network announced "Gotham," eternal rival Marvel saw its multi-punctuated "Avengers" spin-off "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." deliver a dominant series-premiere ratings performance.
"S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" success is proof-of-concept for a new Superhero-Adjacent genre: A