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. From what we see in this newly-released first-look featurette for the upcoming season, could Bruce's journey to becoming The Dark Knight end just when Gotham City needs him the most?
GOTHAM: LEGEND OF THE DARK KNIGHT (Season 5): 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 – 'I Am Bane'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 9 – 'They Did What?'
Gotham Season 5, Episode 10 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 11 – TBA
Gotham Season 5, Episode 12 – 'The Trial of Jim Gordon'
In the previous 'Day 1,' 'Day 22,' Day 45,' 'Day 87,' and 'Day 151' clips, viewers witness firsthand (along with some familiar faces) the symbolic destruction of Gotham City's literal bridge to the outside world. Three weeks later, the situation goes from bad to righteously bad as food, supplies, ammo run low – while "plans" are underway. Further along, a certain villain appears to have upgraded – and six weeks after that? The GCPD find themselves facing something new; while our last clip shows that Alfred (Sean Pertwee) isn't safe – and for Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan), the "big day" has finally arrived:
Gotham stars Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, and Pertwee as 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.