According to Variety, the new Batman prequel series, titled Gotham, has become the most illegally downloaded show. The pilot episode was downloaded via torrent networks 1.33 million times over the last few weeks, a whopping five times more than any other new US TV series. Gotham serves as a prequel to Batman and features early versions of Penguin, Joker, Riddler and Catwoman.
Commenting on Gotham’s piracy stats, Fox commented: “This report underscores the need for effective intellectual property protections. Simply put, pirating TV shows threatens the rights of everyone within the creative community, puts real jobs at risk and endangers our ability to continue producing this quality content.”
The first episode sees a young Bruce Wayne’s parents killed and a younger Commissioner Gordon searching for their killer. He comes up against opposition with corrupt cops and mob gangs.