Deadline is reporting that FOX has snagged the rights to and already committed to making a series of Gotham, an origin story for Jim Gordon. Reportedly the series focuses on Detective Jim Gordon rising through the ranks of the Gotham PD battling against some legendary baddies and will not feature Batman.
In just a few minutes of thinking I went from highly skeptical to highly intrigued by just how this show is going to work. It seems a Batman show without Batman might not be the best idea but I'm guessing the pitch must have been pretty awesome to end up generating the kind of bidding war Deadline presented. We'll keep a close eye on this one as any series that promises to bring more comic book heroes to my TV is of interest to me!