The Batman story is getting another live-action TV show, but without Batman in it. Gotham, from creator Bruno Heller, tells the origin story of Batman's friend Jim Gordon, along with Gotham City's worst villains.

Deadlines says the show won't feature Batman, in the same way that Smallville never showed Clark Kent becoming Superman. It'll instead cover the period before Bruce Wayne began his career in Gotham City.

Fox won the bid to air the show, and has already committed to producing the series - without even waiting until they've produced a pilot!