GothamLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Gotham casts Shane West to play a villain on the final season
The Salem, Nikita and ER alum will take on the role of Eduardo Dorrance, an old army buddy of Jim Gordon’s, who leads a team of elite soldiers with sinister plans for the city of Gotham.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Gotham star says the final season will consist of just 10 episodes
Source: TV Guide
Camren Bicondova said in an Instagram chat that the fifth and final season will consist of 10 episodes, instead of the expected 13. She also said the final season will premiere in January. Fox has yet to confirm an episode order or return date.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Why is Hollywood so obsessed with Batman prequels? Blame Smallville!
The news that Gotham creator Bruno Heller was making another Batman prequel, based on the Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, begs the question: Why? "Why continue to flash back to a time when the World’s Greatest Detective was nowhere close to being that?" says Tom Speelman. "Well, half of it is just Warner Bros. doubling down on its golden goose. If people like Batman, executives figure, they want to see everything he was before Batman, right? If they get invested in his build up, we can keep them watching for as long as we want! Love it or hate it, Smallville‘s decade on the air set the precedent for this sort of thinking."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Epix orders new Batman prequel series Pennyworth from Gotham showrunner
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's best friend and butler, will be told on Pennyworth, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order at Epix. Although Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller will lead the new Batman prequel, it is not a Gotham spinoff.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Gotham renewed for a fifth and final season
In allowing Gotham to wrap things up, Fox says “this season will reveal one of the most popular superheroes of our time ... the final season will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the caped crusader.” The final season will likely consist of 13 episodes. Gotham has been averaging 2.62 million viewers in Season 4. The final season pickup was important for Warner Bros. TV as it has a huge Netflix deal for the show, worth about $1.75 million per episode in what was the first subscription video on demand deal for a broadcast TV series completed before its premiere.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Fox's bloodshed is partially due to Thursday Night Football -- Fox to decide between Lethal Weapon and Gotham
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Fox has until Monday to find a replacement for the fired Clayne Crawford on Lethal Weapon. If that doesn't happen, then Gotham would be renewed and Lethal Weapon would be canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which also notes that Fox has yet to make a decision on Ghosted and L.A. to Vegas. Meanwhile, the Disney deal is one of the reasons why so many shows were canceled. But the addition of Thursday Night Football means that Fox will have 30 less hours of time to fill this fall on a network that only programs until the 10 p.m. hour.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Here are all the network shows that are still on the chopping block
Designated Survivor, For the People and Superior Donuts are among the nearly 30 network shows still on the bubble for the 2018-2019 season.
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Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Gotham might have solved its Joker problem in a completely ridiculous way
"The best thing about Gotham is how much it’s willing to do anything," says Rob Bricken of the Fox series.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 1:33PM EST
DC announces Superman prequel series Metropolis focusing on Lois Lane and supervillain Lex Luthor
The Superman-free 13-episode Metropolis will film later this year to air on DC Digital Service in 2019. Metropolis is from Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Gotham hires a new Scarecrow
David W. Thompson will take over the Big Bad psychopath role from Charlie Tahan, who’s too busy on Ozark to reprise the role.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Fox sets its winter schedule
Source: TV Guide
Medical drama The Resident will premiere on Jan. 21 after the NFC Championship Game, and LA to Vegas has nabbed the Tuesdays at 9 pm slot, premiering on Jan. 2. Singing competition The Four will take over Thursday nights from Gotham and The Orville.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 3:16PM EDT
Gotham casts Peyton List as the third actress to play Poison Ivy
List will play the darker version of Ivy starting early next year.
Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor and Billy Eichner recall being college roommates
Source: The New York Times
The long-time friends first me their sophomore year at Northwestern University. They ended up living together in New York City with Taylor actually filming Eichner’s early Billy on the Street segments.