On Monday afternoon, Fox announced during its midseason presentation plan that the Batman prequel series will return for its last batch of episodes on Thu, Jan. 3rd at 8/7c.
What comes as a welcome surprise is that Fox, apparently happy with what the writers have cooked up this year, have expanded the season’s initial 10-episode order to 12 episodes. That run should take us until the end of March, when we’ll presumably see the young Bruce Wayne take on the mantle of The Dark Knight.
This will bring the total number of episodes for the series to a complete 100 episode run, a number which was once looked at as perfect for syndication back in the day, before the modern technology of streaming made such a number null and void.
The final batch of episodes will feature the return of a number of villains from past Gotham seasons, including the Joker (Cameron Monaghan), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Barbara Kean (Erin Richards), Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas), Solomon Grundy (Drew Powell), Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel), Poison Ivy (Peyton List), Victor Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan), Hugo Strange (B.D. Wong) and The Scarecrow (Charlie Tahan).
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. The drama returns for its fifth and final season Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 on Fox.