There must be a reason why a popular series like ‘Gotham’ can’t have season 6 on Netflix. Why ‘Gotham’ Season 5 was the end of the saga? Let’s find out.
Here’s why we can’t get to see Gotham season 6 on Netflix. ‘Gotham’ spent part of its run as one of FOX’s highest-rated dramas, after premiering in fall 2014. The Fox series ‘Gotham’ final man and gave Jim Gordon a moustache. The finale’s arc definitely calls for a season 6 but that isn’t happening. ‘Gotham’ still maintains a loyal fanbase. While some were at least satisfied when FOX opted to give the series a proper final season instead of simply cancelling it on a cliff-hanger as they’ve done with so many past shows, others want to know why they won’t get to see season 6. Well, scroll down to find out why.
- Fallen live viewership
- ‘Gotham’ was not Batman’s story, but Jim Gordon’s story
- No plan to continue ‘Gotham’s’ story with season 6
Fallen live viewership
‘Gotham’ got a fifth and final season designed to wrap up the Batman prequel series, after the official announcement of its renewal in May 2018. Unfortunately, the series ended up by telecasting only 12 episodes, much less than the 22-episode orders of past seasons. With Selina Kyle shot in the stomach, Ed Nygma and Lee Thompkins bleeding out from knife wounds, and ‘Gotham’ about to turn into a lawless wasteland, any ‘Gotham’ fan would agree that getting 12 episodes is much better than ending after season 4.
Unless something unexpected occurs, everything is over. Hungry fans waiting for more Bat-action on Gotham season 6 won’t get another season on Netflix. To finally witness Jim Gordon evolve into the moustachioed lawman, as found in most DC comics, ‘Gotham’ Season 5 allowed fans to see the ”no man’s land” story play out. And Bruce Wayne also finally became the heroic protector Batman, whom ‘Gotham’ was destined to rely on. There’s nothing left for Gotham season 6 to cover if it airs on Netflix.
There’s really nowhere left for the series to go, with season 5’s finale giving fans a glimpse at ‘Gotham’ after a large time jump that finishes its origin goals. The finale, leaving no real room for a ‘Gotham’ Season 6, was clearly designed to bookend ‘Gotham’s’ story. Donal Logue, the ‘Gotham’ star, teased the possibility of season 6 saying that the cast might be open to a revival at some point. But, it’s hard to see how that happens in a way that makes sense especially since Warner Bros Studio mandates- ‘Gotham’ wasn’t allowed to actually use the names Batman or Joker.
‘Gotham’ was not Batman’s story, but Jim Gordon’s story
Many fans suddenly found themselves wishing for a ‘Gotham’ Season 6, on Netflix, once it was made clear that ‘Gotham’ Season 5 would end with a fully-formed Batman that could focus on Batman’s adventures taking down bad guys. ‘Gotham’ was never designed to be a Batman-focused series because everyone knows that story. ‘Gotham’ was intended to chronicle Jim Gordon’s journey first and foremost, and where Batman’s path may well just be beginning, Gordon’s story is told. And this is the problem, that story of Jim Gordon is over. They don’t have to deal with Batman’s story.
No plan to continue ‘Gotham’s’ story with season 6
There’s little chance that ‘Gotham’ season 6 will be revived on Netflix after cancellation, although quite a few shows over the years have ended only to be later revived. The showmakers designed ‘Gotham’ Season 5 just to conclude the series. And, there’s absolutely no chance of a ‘Gotham’ Season 6 happening. No sign of any kind of follow-up program or spinoff is in the works. For ‘Gotham’, this is truly the end. ‘Gotham’ creator Bruno Heller is, meanwhile, shepherding ‘Pennyworth’, an origin story for Batman’s faithful butler, at EPIX. There are no plans to connect the two shows.
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