It’s Upfront Week, and many shows are finding out their fates and what the future holds for them. Gotham found out it’s fate Sunday, and the news may leave diehard fans starting off their week sadly.
FOX ordered the DC series’ fifth and final season.
Sources say that the final season will focus mainly on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman.
Gotham‘s producers had this to say:
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.
David Mazouz, who plays young Bruce Wayne on the show, posted a farewell to the fans Sunday and thanked the network for giving them the opportunity to properly end the series.
#gothamseason5 I am so overjoyed that we will have the opportunity to finish the story the first four seasons of gotham have begun to tell. The last time I posted this picture some people thought I was signaling the shows early end. In all honesty, at the time, I had absolutely no idea what was going to happen. Everything i said, though, still holds more true than ever. I love the family we have built and feel so grateful to be apart of a project with fans so passionate. And when our fate was still on the line, it was you guys I was most upset about. The thought of ending on a note that did not display the end of each characters path terrified me as it would mean everyone who invested their time and energy into caring about what happens to these people and how they get where they’re going would be left with disappointment. Thank you fox for giving us this opportunity to finish strong. And thank you all for keeping this show alive. I’m going to stop typing now. I love you all and DO NOT forget to watch the incredible finale Thursday night #Gotham #GothamStrong
Gotham premiered in 2014, and was produced by Warner Bros. TV, Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.
It has kept a relatively strong audience since. A recent move from Mondays to Thursdays was made to assist in keeping the audience. The cast of Gotham includes Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Cory Michael Smith, Drew Powell, Alexander Siddig and Crystal Reed.
Of Fox’s other series, only Lucifer was cancelled this year.
Click here for a full list of cancellations and renewals.
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