Members of the press interview cast members of the show at the 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, July 20, 2014. Reuters/David McNew

Fox has officially announced that the studio has renewed their new hit drama series "Gotham" for a second season. The crime drama is based on the exploits of the character Jim Gordon, who was made famous as Gotham City's Police Commissioner in the "Batman" comic books and films. "Gotham" is set during the early years of Gordon's career as a rookie police officer and details the struggles he faced en route to becoming a commissioner.

The series has been renewed after it gave Fox its highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years. According to the announcement on the Fox website, "Gotham" outperformed the likes of "The Blacklist" and "Scorpion" when its pilot episode aired. "Gotham" is reportedly the season's number one drama overall with a rating average of 4.2 among adults 18-49 years old.

The series is an extended prequel based on the "Batman" comic books set during the years before Bruce Wayne came out as the vigilante multi-millionaire caped crusader. "Gotham" is focused on the exploits and rise to fame of the man known as Police Commissioner Jim Gordon in the "Batman" franchise.

Jim Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, is an honest cop working in a dangerous and corrupt city. He is surrounded by dirty cops and dishonest politicians but strives to stick to his principles. As expected, he ruffles a lot of feathers along the way, which leads him into more trouble than he bargained for. Jim and his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) find themselves embroiled in a web of organized crime and corruption as they witness the origins of several well-known villains in popular DC comic books. Likewise, Jim meets a young Bruce Wayne for the first time when he takes on the case of the murder of the young boy's parents. The pair develops a relationship, and Gordon witnesses Wayne's path toward becoming Batman.

In the lastest episode which airs tonight, Gordon and his partner are in pursuit of an escaped patent from the Arkham Asylum. Jack Gruber is an electrical genius who has been experimenting on other patients at the Arkham Asylum. He managed to escape the Asylum under Gordon's watch after the cop was stationed there following some friction with the Mayor.

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