Rumor has it that the season will be a 13 episode wrap up, which will boost the show's total episode count to 100, which would make it ideal for syndication.
Gotham City's heroes and villains faced one of their toughest challenges yet recently, as the gloriously freaky Gotham remained on the renewal-or-cancellation bubble longer than everything else in Fox's lineup. Season 2 hovered around 4 million viewers, Season 3 dipped to 3 million, and the most recent fourth season was stuck between 2 and 3 million viewers throughout its season, striking a new series low.
Young Bruce Wayne's caped crusade will not be coming to an abrupt end after all.
On Sunday, Mazouz celebrated his show's renewal on social media. Last season it endured a move to Thursday nights where its ratings fell, but not enough that FOX felt it needed to pull the curtain on things.
Well, the wait is now over, as the network has confirmed that Gotham has been renewed for a fifth season, although it will be the show's last and will focus on exploring Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) final transformation into the Dark Knight. Thus far, all of Fox's new half-hour orders are multicamera comedies as the network pivots to a broader direction ahead of the corporate company's sale to Disney (which includes studio 20th TV). "Gotham" is based on DC Comics characters. James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) 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. Lucifer, another FOX staple from Warner Bros, got the ax on Friday, stunning fans and leaving a huge cliffhanger for the show's May 14 finale.