Following several concerns and speculations about a potential cancellation, fans would be glad to know that Gotham will be returning this fall. However, the upcoming fifth season will be the last for the television series.
The final take will feature only thirteen episodes to push the total tally to a hundred episodes since the first season premiered more than three years back.
“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,” said Fox.
The decision to axe Gotham comes without surprise since the televisions series has been on a continuous decline since the second season. The current fourth season has received the lowest ratings yet, forcing the network to move the weekly airings to Thursday instead of Monday nights.
If anything, Gotham is pretty lucky to have been renewed for another season because the past week saw Fox cancelling several beloved television series such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, and The Mick. Fortunately, the network believes that Gotham still has a few stories to tell.
Speaking with Comic Book in a recent interview, series writer Danny Cannon explained that they are working towards something big.
“It’s the biggest cliffhanger we’ve done,” said Cannon. “I mean, there has to be Season 5. Everything points to that because it’s set up in that way.”
“A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land” will be the last episode to conclude the ongoing season four this week. 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.