“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.