Gotham will return for one final season to close out the prequel that will see Bruce Wayne become Batman…
Gotham has been saved.
On Sunday, FOX officially renewed the Batman prequel for a fifth and final season on the network after speculation had run wild over the past few days on whether or not the show would survive.
FOX has cut a number of shows ahead of the upfront presentations this week where a new fall lineup will be announced. Gotham was the last remaining series on the current lineup that FOX hadn’t made any decisions on until Sunday.
“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,” Gotham producer said in a statement released on Sunday.
There’s no word yet on how many episodes will make up the final season of Gotham, although there have been rumors it may be a shortened 13 episode season to wrap up the series. Part of the reason behind that is because Gotham is exactly 13 episodes away from 100 total episodes, which would then allow Warner Bros. (the studio behind the series) to sell it into syndication.
Word is after four seasons of the prequel story, the final season of Gotham will focus on the final transformation of Bruce Wayne into Batman.
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 NFL season has finished in January.