For the past two springs, we as Gotham fans were left on the edges of our seats for all the wrong reasons. While the show itself kept us glued to our sets, we were forced to await word regarding whether or not the Batman prequel series would be cancelled. Fortunately, it was renewed both times, though the latest confirmation came with a condition: that season 5 will be the last.
Additionally, it should be noted that the final run will consist of only 10 episodes, a factoid that was recently confirmed by actress Camren Bicondova, whom you may know better as the young Selina Kyle. Of course, 10 episodes is better than nothing, but I was really hoping for 13. On the plus side, it leaves little room for filler and allows for the writers to craft a tightly written story adapting Zero Year, which the comic book readers among you will remember as being Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s reimagining of the Dark Knight’s earliest of days under the cowl.
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And though season 5 isn’t expected to kickoff until January of 2019, it seems like filming will be business as usual. If you weren’t aware, shooting on various DC shows usually commences during the summer months so that the post-production crews have plenty of time to assemble final cuts in time for fall air dates.
Thanks to a recent Instagram post made by executive producer Danny Cannon, we’re able to confirm that cameras begin rolling on Gotham on July 23, so it stands to reason that all 10 episodes will be filmed before the season premiere graces our screens. Unfortunately, that’s one day after San Diego Comic-Con concludes, so expect nothing more than a sizzle reel to be presented to audiences at the big show.
But if you need to satisfy your Gotham fix well before 2019, know that season 4 will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on August 21st.