This origin series for many of Batman's foes and allies takes place in the Gotham City of the Caped Crusader's youth and chronicles the early days in the corrupt city of a rookie detective who will grow to be police 'Commissioner Gordon'.
Southland's Ben McKenzie stars as 'James Gordon' and he'll be crossing paths with the likes of some familiar thieves, killers and vigilantes like 'The Penguin', 'Catwoman', 'The Riddler' and even a few new adversaries like Jada Pinkett Smith's 'Fish Mooney'.
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Now that The CW has two series based on DC Comics characters, Arrow and The Flash, plus Fox has this Batman prequel series, it'll be interesting to see if viewers will get confused with the advent of a DC cinematic universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and these stand-alone TV shows existing at the same time, whilst in the meantime Marvel seems to be building a more cohesive television and big screen experience.
Well the DC Multiverse is no stranger to a crisis or two of multiple Earths, so only time will tell.