Bruce Wayne’s story is nearly complete but there’s one more chapter left to tell.
Fox has renewed Gotham for a fifth and final season, it was announced late Sunday night. The final run is expected to air in midseason and reportedly will consist of 13 episodes, getting the show to 100 episodes needed for syndication.
Show star Ben McKenzie confirmed the news in a tweet as he thanked the fans.
We have the best fans in the world. Good work guys. #gothamseasonfive
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) May 14, 2018
The final run of the series will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transition into Batman.
“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,” the network said.
The news of a final season is not surprising to fans after the show got a last-minute renewal. Also combined with a possible merger with Disney, Fox is revamping its entire programming lineup.
Gotham is averaging 2.62 million total viewers this season and a 0.8 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49. In two categories, the show ranked next to last of all Fox dramas.
Gotham airs on Fox in the U.S. and on E4 in the U.K. The Season 4 will air its finale on May 17.