Gotham season 6 may be something fans want after the show finally turned Bruce Wayne into Batman and gave Jim Gordon a mustache, but will it end up being more of a DC-based story? Released in fall 2014, Gotham spent part of its run as one of FOX’s highest-rated dramas. While the live audience has shrunk quite a bit in recent years, Gotham maintains a loyal fan base, which was very happy when FOX opted to give the series a proper final season rather than just cancel it on a cliffhanger like they have. done with so many past shows.

It was officially announced in May 2018, just before FOX aired the season 4 finale, that Gotham would get a fifth and final season designed to wrap up the Batman prequel series. Gotham season 5 ended with just 12 episodes, far fewer than the 22-episode orders from past seasons. Still, any Gotham fans would agree that getting 12 episodes is far better than ending after season 4, with Selina Kyle shot in the stomach, Ed Nygma and Lee Thompkins bleeding from knife wounds, and Gotham on the verge of become a lawless wasteland.

Now that it’s all over, fans will be hungry for more Bat-action. The problem is, they’re not likely to get it, at least not in the way Gotham fans are used to, unless something very unexpected happens. Here’s what we know about the highly unlikely possibility of a Gotham season 6.

Gotham Season 5 Was The End

Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith in Gotham Season 5.

Gotham season 5 allowed fans to see the story of No Man’s Land and finally witness how Jim Gordon evolved into the mustachioed lawman found in most DC comics. Bruce Wayne also eventually became Batman, the heroic protector Gotham was destined to trust With the season 5 finale giving fans a glimpse of Gotham After a huge time jump ending his home goals, there aren’t any left. the place for the series to go. The ending was designed to hold Gotham’s story, leaving no real room for a Gotham season 6. While GothamStar Donal Logue said a few months ago that the cast could be open to a revival at some point, it’s hard to see how that happens in a way that makes sense. Especially since, due to Warner Bros. studio mandates, Gotham was not allowed to use the names Batman or Joker.

Gotham Was Jim Gordon’s Story, Not Batman’s

Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon in the Gotham Batman comic.

Once it became clear that Gotham season 5 would end with a fully formed Batman, many fans suddenly found themselves wishing for a Gotham season 6 that could focus on the adventures of Batman taking down the bad guys. The problem here is that everyone knows that story, and Gotham was never designed to be a Batman-centric series. While Bruce Wayne played a major role in the journey, Gotham has always been the Jim Gordon show, and he intended to narrate his journey in the first place. Batman’s journey may be just beginning, but Gordon’s story is told.

There Are No Plans To Continue The Gotham Story

Gotham – Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne with bat sign.

While some shows over the years have ended only to be relived later, there are little chance Gotham will be one of them. Gotham season 5 was crafted from scratch to wrap up the series, and there has been absolutely no mention of a Gotham season 6 going on.

There have also been no indications that any kind of follow-up or spin-off program is in the works. While Gotham creator Bruno Heller is herding Pinch, An Origin Story for Batman’s Faithful Butler, on EPIX, there are no plans to connect the two shows. for Gotham This is truly the end.

Other Upcoming Batman Media

Batman Voice Actor

While Gotham seems to be over for good, there are still other places to get Batman’s fix. While a young Bruce Wayne made a brief appearance in the Joaquin Phoenix Prankster movie, the Caped Crusader will return to the big screen in 2021 DCEU Batman Bruce Wayne is still present in the DC Universe Titans series as well, and an earlier version will appear in The CW’s Crisis. In Infinite Earths crossover event, it also features the Arrowverse hero Batwoman. A second season of the aforementioned EPIX Pinch show is also on the way in 2020. Finally, Batman will be part of the DC Universe adult animated series focusing on Harley Quinn.

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