Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

No joke: Gotham renewed for final season by Fox

No joke: Gotham renewed for final season by Fox

Batman has met his maker. Via the show's producers (per Deadline), "the fifth and final season will 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".

Of course, more episodes means its easier to sell the syndication rights, so we'll just have to wait and see what Fox ultimately decides.

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. But here's the rub: This will be the show's final season and will focus on Bruce Wayne's transformation into the caped crusader.

As reported by Screen Rant, the higher-ups at a Warner Bros. requested that the character of The Joker remain on the big screen and in the films of the DC Extended Universe.

Gotham scored a last-minute renewal from Fox on Sunday. TV has had outside of Fox, mainly with Netflix. Thus far, all of Fox's new half-hour orders are multicamera comedies as the network pivots to a broader direction ahead of the corporate company's sale to Disney (which includes studio 20th TV). He revealed this hopeful news in the face of the apparently damning announcement that FOX's crime drama Lethal Weapon had been renewed. Well, fortunately, the series has managed to secure a fifth season pick-up.

Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cameron Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

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