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'Gotham' TV show will begin telling the origins of Batman this September

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Fox plans to tell the origin story of Batman through its upcoming series Gotham, and it's just announced that the series will premiere on September 22nd at 8PM ET/PT. Though the series exists in the world of Batman — and with famous Batman villains like the Penguin on the loose — the hero himself won't be on screen. Instead, it'll take place when Bruce Wayne is just a child, right after the murder of his parents. The show will actually focus on a young Commissioner Gordon back when he was still a detective. That makes it sound as though the series could become an interesting new crime drama, with the larger story of Gotham's corruption and Gordon's ascent through the police force mixed in.