Despite low and declining ratings that would have seen some series cancelled, FOX has renewed its Gotham TV show for a fifth season. The season Batman prequel’s season five renewal will ensure it has a good sized syndication package but it will also be the show’s final year.
A FOX crime drama, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Drew Powell, Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Michael Chiklis, John Doman, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The high-action procedural explores the early days of then-police detective James Gordon (McKenzie) and iconic Gotham City characters — before they became legends.
Gotham: A Look at the Ratings
The fourth season of Gotham is averaging a 0.78 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.58 million viewers. Compared to season three, that’s down by 28% and down by 22%, respectively. Check its performance against the other FOX TV shows.
The fifth and final season will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman. Word is that it likely won’t air until midseason.
A statement from the producers states “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.”
What do you think? Are you still watching the Gotham TV series? Did you think it would be cancelled or renewed for season five? Do you think it should end there?