Gotham is doing pretty well without the Dark Knight… as Fox confirms it’s going to be heading back to our screens for a second series.
According to Variety, Fox is already putting together its 2015 and 2016 line-up… and that happens to include Gotham amongst its biggest players.
“Fox is already shoring up plans for next season’s lineup with early sophomore season renewals for dramas Gotham and Empire and a third season nod for comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
Of course, this is great news for DC fans, and as the show goes from strength to strength, it’s encouraging news to see that the studio agrees. But then, perhaps it’s hard to argue against the show with an average viewing figure of 10.6 million and a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 ratings.
Gotham takes place in a time before Batman, showcasing a Gotham City which is lacking a certain heroic presence. But with police corruption almost as bad as criminal activity, it takes one man to stand up against it all – Detective Jim Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie).
Featuring series regulars such as the Penguin and a young Catwoman, it’s no surprise that the ratings have been great… considering the iconic nature of many of the show’s characters.
But can Gotham keep it up for its next season?
I can’t help thinking that the show is only on the rise. After all, it’s really proved itself despite a slightly rocky start.
“The orders for Gotham and ‘Empire were no-brainers, as both shows have performed well for the network and made plenty of noise in social media,2 they explained. “The renewals were announced Saturday during Fox’s presentation at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, California.”
But what’s in store for us in the show’s next season? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but it looks as though Jim Gordon will have his work cut out for him.
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