Before there was Batman, there was Gotham - a city teeming with corruption and the spawning ground for some of the world's most iconic villains. This is the city that created the now-infamous Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker. It also gave birth to Batman, one of the most well-known superheroes of all time.
Rookie detective James Gordon spends his days and nights fighting crime, trying to peel back the many layers of the city's criminal underworld in an attempt to restore it to the glamorous metropolis he had once known it as. Partnered with legendary cop Harvey Bullock, James stumbles upon Gotham's highest-profile case ever when two local billionaires, Thomas and Marth Wayne, are murdered.
It is at the scene of this crime where James meets the Waynes' intense 12-year-old son, with whom he forms an inexplicable bond. Their lifelong friendship will last them all of their lives, eventually playing a critical role in helping the boy become the caped crusader.