The prequel series shows the origins of many well-known DC heroes and villains. After five seasons, “Gotham” was unfortunately over.
Since it first aired in 2014, “Gotham” has dealt with the stories behind iconic Batman characters such as Catwoman, Penguin, and the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith). Of course, the young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) also appeared, who has to come to terms with the violent death of his parents.
However, the focus of the series was police officer James “Jim” Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), who developed into a tough detective in the course of his eventful career. After five years, however, fans have to say goodbye to the characters for the time being “Gotham” will not have a sixth season. We explain the background to you.
“Gotham” Season 6: The Reasons for the End of the Series
Although a loyal fan base supported “Gotham” until the end, there are two strong arguments in favor of ending after the fifth season.
The most important reason for the cancellation of “Gotham” was undoubtedly the falling audience. The audience ratings decreased from year to year, and in the fourth season, they reached their lowest point. The broadcaster FOX decided on a fifth and final season anyway.
Another reason for “Gotham” ended was the concept of the series. The producers said in an interview that the series was pitched as a prequel saga to the Batman myth from the start. After five seasons, this prehistory culminates in its natural conclusion – the storylines of the pre-Batman era are told, and “Gotham” finds an appropriate and satisfactory ending.
“Gotham” Season 6: Possible Spin-offs and DC Alternatives
Although “Gotham” won’t get a sixth season, DC fans needn’t worry about available series material. With “Pennyworth,” a spin-off based on the history of Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, has already been confirmed. There are also rumors of a possible spin-off series about the life of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. However, there is currently no official statement on this.
If you are looking for more adventures from the DC universe, you will find hours of entertainment in the extensive Arrowverse of the station, The CW. This franchise includes the series “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and, since October 2019, “Batwoman.” The series is connected like in a cinematic universe, and the characters meet in several crossover events.