To the surprise of no one, Gotham, the Batman prequel series that has amassed quite the following in 1 1/2 seasons, has been renewed for a 3rd season, FOX announced today. The show follows the early years of Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne (Ben McKenzie and David Mazouz) as they navigate the crime-ridden streets of Gotham, with no heroes in sight, save an idealistic turned jaded cop trying to turn things around.
Check out the press release and the tweet from Alfred (Sean Pertwee) below.
This season has pointed us towards Arkham Asylum where the baddies are created and honed. Recent alumni include Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) sprung just last week with a clean bill of health. Monday’s episode will bring his father, played by Paul Reubens aka Pee-Wee Herman.
Of the renewal, David Madden, Fox’s Entertainment president said:
“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama. This incredibly talented cast has redefined these iconic characters for a new generation, and we couldn’t be more proud of this show.”
More Alfred is always a good thing!
Gotham airs Monday nights at 8:00pm ET on FOX.
FOX’s press release:
FOX ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF HIT DRAMA “GOTHAM”
Paul Reubens (“Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday”) Begins Guest Arc on an All-New Episode Airing Monday, March 21
FOX has renewed hit drama series GOTHAM for a third season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of GOTHAM. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of GOTHAM and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama,” said Madden. “This incredibly talented cast has redefined these iconic characters for a new generation, and we couldn’t be more proud of this show.”
GOTHAM is averaging nine million Total Viewers across multi-platforms. GOTHAM ranks among this season’s Top 10 entertainment programs overall among Men 18-49, and places among the season’s Top 5 broadcast dramas among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.
In the all-new episode “Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn,” airing Monday, March 21 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate a trail of clues left in a museum robbery, which, unbeknownst to them, were left by Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. Meanwhile, Gordon’s past comes back to haunt him when an anonymous person threatens to expose his hand in Galavan’s murder. Also, Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) visit to some old friends leads him to meet his father, Elijah Van Dahl (guest star Paul Reubens), and Bruce (David Mazouz) practices his street smarts.
Later this season, villains continue to invade GOTHAM, as Arkham Asylum and the mysteries it holds take center stage, as Hugo Strange’s (guest star BD Wong) wild experiments create even more chaos and legendary villains.
GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), GOTHAM follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
GOTHAM is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”). John Stephens serves as an executive producer on the series. “Like” GOTHAM on Facebook at facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram at @GOTHAMonFOX.