'Gotham' renewed at FOX for fifth and final season

'Gotham' renewed at FOX for fifth and final season

As upfronts loom, the status of Gotham has finally become clear.

Over the weekend, it was initially reported that, should Fox renew Lethal Weapon, it was highly unlikely it would also renew Gotham. That's actually been one of Gotham's features, and it'll be interesting to see how the show tackles the Batman transformation in this final season. Well, fortunately, the series has managed to secure a fifth season pick-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has renewed the DC Comics series for a fifth and final season, giving the show the chance to conclude the story of how a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) becomes Batman. Following a three-month hiatus, the show was brought back to the schedule with Showtime at the Apollo as a lead-out, a double whammy that accelerated the show's decline and caused it to notably sink from what MasterChef Junior was doing last season.

An episode count for Gotham Season 5 has not yet been determined, but it's possible this upcoming season could consist of only 13 episodes as opposed to the traditional 22.

Gotham now has 86 episodes under its belt, and the season 4 finale will make it 87.


The site reports that the final season will, per the producers, "wrap up this unique origin story of the great DC Comics Super-villains and vigilantes, which revealed an entirely new chapter that has never been told".

Sources say #Gotham is still in play, for potential 13-episode order. Lucifer would make a flawless addition to the new service, as would Gotham, should showrunners look to continue the story beyond season 5.

Bruce Wayne just had his closest call yet.

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