GothamLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 3:21PM EST
Why Arrowverse finally got to use the city of Gotham -- without showing Batman
Writer-executive producer Caroline Dries, who wrote tonight's Part 2 of the "Elseworlds" crossover event, says in the past DC Comics placed restrictions on Batman. “DC doesn’t let you say Batman or have anything about Gotham — like it’s just off-limits," she says. But since Gotham became a Fox series, she says, “all of a sudden, we can do stuff. And for a bunch of geeks like us, you’re in Heaven. It’s (then just a matter of) trying to figure out what you want to use.” ALSO: The CW gets a ratings boost from Part 1 of the "Elseworlds" crossover.
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Gotham brings on Jaime Murray to take on Jim Gordon
The Dexter alum will play Gordon's principal nemesis on the final season. Her character will come to Gotham harboring a dark secret about his past.
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Fox announces midseason premiere dates: Gotham's final season boosted by two episodes
Gotham's fifth and final season, premiering on Jan. 3, will consist of 12 episodes instead of the original 10, Fox revealed in announcing its midseason schedule. That means Gotham will end its run with 100 episodes. Fox also announced that The Orville will return on Sunday, Dec. 30, following Fox's NFL double-header, before moving into its Thursday timeslot. The Resident returns from its midseason hiatus on Jan. 14, and it will be used to launch vampire thriller The Passage. Kelsey Grammer and Rachelle Lefevre's Proven Innocent launches on Feb. 15, while Cosmos returns for Season 3 on March 3.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 9:28PM EDT
Batman supervillain Bane is supposed to be Latino, so why did Gotham cast Shane West to play him?
Source: The Mary Sue
Graham Nolan, who co-created the DC Comics supervillain, wrote that "as the designer and co-creator of Bane, allow me to put an end to the argument of Bane's ethnicity. He's Latino. Period. He's speaks with a Spanish/Latino accent. Period." Bane has even animated to be Latino. Yet he has been played by white actors, from Tom Hardy to Shane West. "What’s frustrating about this change," says Princess Weekes, "is that DC is clearly aware that Bane is not a white man and has no problem—in animation, at least—putting him in the mask, slapping an accent on him, and making him fully dehumanized for the sake of his brute force. Yet, in these live-action narratives, where he could have complexities and nuance, for some reason, he’s always cast a white actor."
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 4:27PM EDT
Gotham reveals the first image of Shane West as Bane
Source: TV Guide
The iconic Batman villain appears to be wearing Darth Vader's CPAP mask.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Gotham reveals Shane West will be playing Batman super villain Bane
West will be introduced as Eduardo Dorrance, who served alongside Jim Gordon in the Army. In the comics, Dorrance is Bane's dad. But West has been confirmed as playing Bane.
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.