'Gotham' Renewed for Fifth and Final Season at Fox


Fox has renewed its Batman origin story for a final season, which will centre on Bruce Wayne's final transformation into the Dark Knight.

The final season of Gotham is expected to air in midseason and it will focus on Bruce Wayne finally turning into the Batman.

For its fourth season, Fox moved Gotham from Monday to Thursday nights, where it had to compete with The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, and Grey's Anatomy.

Gotham has had 22 episodes every year, but given how narrowly it was renewed, and for a final season, a shorter run would not surprise.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that a 13-episode fifth season means that by the end of the show, Gotham will have exactly 100 episodes - which is a requirement to sell the show in syndication.

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Details on when the final season of Gotham will air will come later this week when FOX announces its fall scheduled but rumors say the Batman prequel may end up as a mid-season show that will pick up after the National Football League season has finished in January. The crime-ridden city is set on being levelled in the finale, allowing the upcoming fifth season to start afresh in the form of a mini-reboot.

The renewal is somewhat surprising given the show's ratings, and the fact that Fox has been swinging its axe with reckless abandon.

Produced by Warner Bros. Fortunately, the network believes that Gotham still has a few stories to tell.

The fifth season will also serve as a soft reboot after the events of No Man's Land, according to what executive producer Danny Cannon told ComicBook.com earlier this year.

Do you want to see more Gotham? Since then, they have loved the twists and turns that Gotham has taken and feared for its survival as other popular series have recently received news of their cancellation.