“Gotham” has officially been renewed by FOX for a fifth and final season. The network eventually broke the news on Sunday (May 13). Here is what has been officially released about the upcoming season:
Also at midseason, GOTHAM will air its fifth and final season, wrapping up this beloved series in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) transformation into the caped crusader. GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, GOTHAM follows the rise of Det. James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series also stars Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Drew Powell, Alexander Siddig and Crystal Reed.
The show won’t be back until 2019. Rumors of a shorter season, with only 13 episodes, are circulating online, but this information hasn’t been officially announced by FOX.
Speaking with IGN earlier this month, before the announcement of the renewal, executive producer John Stephens had this to say about the end of the show:
We’re not planning for the ending yet. Not too much. But we have an idea. So when we know that the show is actually coming to an end and Fox tells us that it’s the last season, we have an arc – a six-episode arc – that will tell a final story. But it’s for sure not going to take place over the next two episodes [of season 4].
There is no doubt that the events of Thursday’s episode of “Gotham”, the last of season 4, will shape what is to come in the final season of the show. So be sure to tune in, at 8/7c, on FOX.
It was officially announced that “Gotham” was renewed for a third season!
“Gotham” will rise again next fall.
Fox on Wednesday renewed the DC Comics origin drama for a 22-episode third season. Per the network, the show has been averaging 9 million weekly viewers across multiple platforms.
Fox previously renewed fellow hour-longs “Empire”, “Scream Queens” and “Bones” for the 2016-17 season.
“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of ‘Gotham’,” said Fox president David Madden in a statement. “For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama. This incredibly talented cast has redefined these iconic characters for a new generation, and we couldn’t be more proud of this show.”
New characters related to Bruce Wayne are coming to “Gotham”! ComicBook.com announced that Michael Bowen (“Breaking Bad”) will play Patrick “Matches” Malone in the second half of season 2. If the name rings a bell, that’s because Silver revealed “M. Malone” killed Bruce’s parents in episode 10, “The Son of Gotham”. Read the character description below:
One of Gotham’s deadliest killers, Matches Malone is a weathered, philosophical hitman who may be the triggerman behind one of the most important crimes in Gotham’s history.
Petty will play Jeri, the flamboyant and enigmatic hostess of an underground club where mass murder and art are celebrated in equal measure. Jeri gives clues to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) during his hunt for his parents’ killer, but she and her gang of merry maniacs are less helpful when Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) comes calling.
“Gotham” was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards 2016!
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Vote for the show HERE! You can vote several times, every day. The results will be announced during a live ceremony, on January 6, 2016.
Entertainment Weekly reports that a new character will join “Gotham” in season 2: Silver St. Cloud, played by Natalie Alyn Lind. If you’re not familiar with the comics and don’t want to know anything about the character, don’t read! Otherwise, feel free to find out more about what’s to come below!
Bruce Wayne is getting a love interest!
EW can exclusively reveal that “The Goldbergs” star Natalie Alyn Lind has joined “Gotham”‘s second season as Silver St. Cloud, who’s described as an ethereal beauty with the pristine manners of a Gotham debutante. Add in the fact that she lost her parents at a young age, and it’s understandable why she and Bruce end up drawn to each other.
And as Bruce’s friend – and love interest – Silver introduces Bruce to her uncle Theo Galavan, who just so happens to be a billionaire philanthropist who’s running for Mayor. Needless to say, Bruce finds a father figure in Theo, but as for Silver, well, she’s described as having a heart beating with dark intent. In other words, she’s probably not someone Bruce wants to fall for.
“Gotham” returns Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.