Gotham has been renewed for its fifth season, which will bring Fox’s Batman prequel series to its logical conclusion. Yes, as fans have been hoping for all along, young David Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne will grow up and become Batman in this final season of Gotham.
On his Instagram account, executive producer Danny Cannon said this about the renewal:
“Now we get to complete this saga the way we always planned to. I have so much love and respect for our talented cast and crew that bring this show to life. Thank you for your patience and loyalty.”
Gotham hasn’t had amazing ratings in recent years, so it’s nice to hear that Fox is still renewing it, and allowing time for the show to reach a proper conclusion. Reaching the five season landmark, and the milestone of 100 episodes that will come with it, feels like a real achievement for the show. And when Gotham becomes a complete package, Fox will be able to sell the syndication rights to networks around the globe, earning back a bit of their investment.
Alongside Mazouz, Gotham‘s ever-loveable cast includes Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle and Cory Michael Smith as The Riddler.
We look forward to seeing how Fox wraps up the story, and how far they go in actually showing Batman.
Gotham season 5 is expected to grapple onto screens early next year (as part of Fox’s midseason line-up). This final season will apparently consist of 13 episodes.