Think Gotham City is a rough place to live now? Imagine taking a pre-Batman Gotham City and isolating it off from the rest of the world – pretty scary thought, right? That's the premise behind The Dark Knight's backstory series Gotham when the series returns to Fox for its fifth -and final – season on January 3, 2019. When the (in)famous city finds itself the target of a terrorist attack and cut off from the rest of the world, some of the city's most prominant citizens will rise to answer the call.
Unfortunately, "the city's most prominant citizens" consists of some of the hardest-hitting criminals a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) has ever had to face before. But as the soon-to-be-Batman says at the end of an intense, powerful trailer for the upcoming season (with a soundtrack "borrowed" from X-Men: Dark Phoenix's playlist), even when things seem darkest – there's always hope:
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the "No Man's Land" arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham Season 5, Episode 1 – 'Year Zero'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 2 – 'Trespassers'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 3 – 'Penguin, Our Hero'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 4 – 'Ruin'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 5 – 'Pena Dura'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 6 – 'The Air is Getting Slippery'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 7 – Ace Chemicals
Gotham Season 5, Episode 8 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 9 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 10 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 11 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 12 – TBA
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, and Sean Pertwee 's Alfred Pennyworth. Shane West (Salem, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) joins the cast as Eduardo Dorrane, an old army buddy of Jim Gordon's with some very close connections to a certain Dark Knight back-breaker known as Bane.
Fox's Gotham returns for its fifth and final season on Thursday, January 3, 2019; until then, here's a look at some images from the trailer: