The Dark Knight is coming. FOX has announced that the fifth and final season of their Batman prequel series, Gotham, will premiere on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM. It will be paired on the FOX schedule with season two of The Orville. The latter series will have a special season debut on Sunday, December 30, 2018 (following NFL football) but will typically air on Thursday nights at 9:00 PM.
FOX had previously revealed that the final season of Gotham would have just 10 installments. The network has now announced that they’ve increased the order to 12 episodes.
Here’s the relevant portion of FOX’s press release:
FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “GOTHAM” TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, FOLLOWED BY TIME PERIOD PREMIERE OF “THE ORVILLE”
On Thursday, Jan. 3, THE ORVILLE makes its time period premiere with an all-new episode (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the fifth and final season premiere of GOTHAM (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), which wraps up the beloved series in a farewell event that will focus on Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader, as Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) tries to hold together a city on the edge of chaos?.
FOX also has ordered two additional episodes of the hit series, raising the season order to 12 episodes, and bringing the full series order to 100 episodes. Following the events of last season, the fifth season, titled “GOTHAM: Legend of the Dark Knight,” will pick up with Gotham City split amongst Gordon and the GCPD, and some of the most notorious fan-favorite villains, as the heroes try to gain control and salvage what’s left of the deteriorating city.
This season will also introduce new villains, including the iconic Bane (guest star Shane West). GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told.
From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, GOTHAM follows the rise of Det. James Gordon through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
The series, from Warner Bros. Television, stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith and Chris Chalk.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to watching the fifth season of the Gotham TV series? Should there be a sixth season?