We had to wait a very, very long time and we almost forgot about them, but in a couple of weeks time our eyes will be blessed with Gotham season 5! I am so exited, but sad at the same time because of this being the last ever season. But knowing Gotham, they’ll go out with a bang and I expect nothing less than crazy stuff happening. Anyway, this is what we know so far:

  • This season is titled, ‘Legend of the Dark Knight’;
  • And will have 12 episodes;
  • There will be significant elements of No Man’s Land involved in Gotham Season 5. But apparently, there will also be elements of Zero Year in there, as well;
  • The first episode starts three months after season four’s finale with the blown up bridges;
  • Jim will (finally) have (or gets) his moustache this time;
  • We might get a look at new characters, like Scarface, Mother and Orphan and Lady Shiva. While Ventriloquist and Condiment King didn’t make the final cut;
  • Jaime Murray is joining as a recurring player for a crucial role. She will play Theresa Walker, a character that’s said to be the ‘principal nemesis’ to James Gordon and is described as a newcomer who harbours ‘a dark secret about her past’;
  • Bane will also appear and is played by Shane West;
  • We might get a glimpse of Harley Quinn as Jeremiah will have ‘a somewhat deranged girlfriend, who dresses in a multi-coloured fashion’ and likes roller skates;
  • Bruce will ‘go all the way’ towards becoming Batman in the final episodes, donning a new suit as he comes ever closer to wearing the cape and cowl;
  • The word ‘Batman’ will be uttered on-screen;
  • Jim Gordon, Harvey Bullock, Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox, The Riddler, The Penguin, Selina Kyle, Barbara Kean, Lee Thompkins and Jeremiah Valeska will definitely return in this last season;
  • Selina gets cat eyes (or something that resembles cat eyes).

Gotham producer Danny Cannon has described the final season as something of a ‘reboot’:

“The cataclysmic event that happens in the last three episodes of season four not only will change Gotham,” Cannon said. “It not only combines so many characters that you don’t think will co-operate with each other, but it changes the face of Gotham forever, so that season five, it’s almost a reboot and a different show.”

Gotham Producer Danny Cannon

Also, check out this teaser in which we hear Jim Gordon talk to some kind of governmental agent:

Are you excited yet? Gotham Season 5 will arrive on Thursday, January 3!