Gotham fans can now all rejoice. After many months of doubt while the Batman series was on the bubble between cancellation and renewal, FOX has now decided to bring this for a 5th season.
A new report has confirmed a 13-episode season 5, and this will give Gotham 100 episodes in total.
This announcement had come after the network took the axe to many programs on the schedule. The Fan-favorite comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, and The Mick had been canceled, and this led to concern regarding Gotham.
The people at the network have really appreciated the stories that Gotham has been telling, and this included a new version of the Joker and even a take on No Man’s Land.
Gotham endured a few of the lowest ratings in Season 4, but a lot of this can be attributed to the move from Monday nights to Thursdays.
When this show returns, it will be required to shift to a new time slot because FOX had completed a deal to air the NFL’s Thursday Night Football throughout fall.
Even when a few had been saying that Gotham was a prime candidate to be canceled, the producers were hopeful that it would be picked up for its 5th season because of the story that they had been building toward.
“Our characters have reached a maturity now, our characters are so well defined and that’s why I think as writers, that’s right about the point when you want to change people’s perception of them,” Gotham EP Danny Cannon had said.
“The [term] ‘reboot’ means, just when you thought you knew people, something else will happen, and just when you thought your Season 5 would be like Season 4, Season 5 is completely different. New characters and old characters that have changed. It’s a complete [departure], and the city has changed too, new characters on a new landscape.”
As Cannon had continued, he then noted that the cliffhanger could not be the series finale.
“We’re building to something much bigger,” Cannon had explained. “It’s the biggest cliffhanger we’ve done. I mean, there has to be Season 5. Everything points to that because it’s set up in that way.”
Gotham’s Season 4 finale, “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land,” will air on Thursday, May 17 at 8pm ET on FOX.