Gotham: Fox Renews Batman Prequel Series for Fifth and Final Season

Sheila Mcguire
May 15, 2018

Gotham season 5 will focus on Bruce Wayne's transition into Batman. The Primetime Emmy-winning series created by Bruno Heller premiered in 2014 and has since aired eighty episodes, with an expected twenty-two more which will be the series' final season.

It appears that Gotham may be renewed for a fifth 13 episode season allowing the series to reach it's 100th episode and maybe even beyond.

FOX has cut a number of shows ahead of the upfront presentations this week where a new fall lineup will be announced. FOX dropped Lucifer like a hot potato, surprising everyone, andLucifer's numbers are a lot better than Gotham's are. The series is produced by Warner Bros.

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With the show gearing up for the current season's finale next week, fans of Fox's Gotham received some bittersweet news as the show has been renewed for a fifth season, unfortunately, it will be the show's last.

That the Peter Roth-run indie studio achieved the Gotham renewal and a third-season pickup for Lethal Weapon after the studio fired star Clayne Crawford should be seen a big win.

Young Bruce Wayne's caped crusade will not be coming to an abrupt end after all. Batman: No Man's Land is a 1999 comic series that saw the Caped Crusader trying to restore order in Gotham following the city almost being destroyed by an quake. "Gotham" is based on DC Comics characters.

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The network did not say how many episodes are in the order.

Aided by lead-out The Orville, Gotham had a fairly decent fall considering its move to Thursdays, improving the time slot from last season and keeping its head above water.

But fans of the show shouldn't despair.

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While Gotham fans would love the show to continue for years to come (and it could on DC's new streaming service), the ratings weren't very high on Fox.

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