Warning, there might be some spoilers in this article for the series finale of the FOX show Gotham, based on the early days of Bruce Wayne and James Gordon.
Taking place ten years after the showdown with Bane, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) is being released from Blackgate Prison, Barbara Keane (Erin Richards) starts her own company, Selina Kyle (Lili Simmons replacing series regular Camren Bicondova) has become a cat burglar, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is resigning as Police Commissioner, and Wayne Tower has been reopened by a returning Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee). However, someone breaks Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) out of Arkham Asylum and gives him a ton of explosives. What is worse, Jeremiah Valeska (Cameron Monaghan) has a new scary plan to get vengeance on everyone who has stopped him. As the villains plan a new scheme, they find themselves being stopped by a mysterious masked man.
When you watch a series finale, like for instance, “Endgame” from Star Trek Voyager, there is a certain finality to the events of the show. I did not get that impression from Gotham. Quite the opposite, in fact. I felt instead like it was the pilot for a new series. The final season saw an incredible ratings spike, giving some fans hope that a sixth season was in the works. Sadly, it does not appear that would be the case, nor are there any announcements that it would move to Hulu or Netflix.
Why DC Comics does not want to introduce a full-on Batman show is anyone’s guess. Since The Dark Knight trilogy, they have failed at every opportunity to bring Batman to the big screen. Perhaps the upcoming flick The Batman will be different, but if not, it may be time for the Caped Crusader to return to the small screen.
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