When we left Gotham during last week’s Season Four finale, the city had been cut off from the rest of the world and the villains were quick to mark their territories. Whatever fate the creative team has for Gotham, it will all be unraveled in the fifth and last Season of the show that is set to return early next summer.
In an exclusive interview with comicbook.com John Stephens, executive producer for Gotham, talked about some of the source material that was going to be used for the final season. “There are, and I’m trying to remember which [stories] they actually are,” Stephens said. “There’s gonna be a little bit of Zero Year in there, you know as well. [You know] some of that stuff, especially with Nygma. And there’s another one but if I tell you what it is it really does spoil the story.”
We have already seen the show adapt pieces from stories like The Killing Joke and lately No Man’s Land. For those of you not familiar with the story Batman: Zero ran from June of 2013 to July of 2014 in DC Comic’s Batman titles during the New 52. The intention of this story was to re-imagine Batman’s origin story. The main antagonist for the title was Edward Nygma otherwise known as The Riddler, who assumed control of Gotham. It was written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with artwork by Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque.
Batman: Zero Year was a great story arc by Snyder, it will be interesting to see what they pull from it for the show. Especially with the position that Nygma, played by Cory Michael Smith, was left in at the end of Season 4 in the hands of the vile Hugo Strange. A mix of No Man’s Land and Zero Year seems like is going to be the best way to take on this upcoming season.
What do you think of the source material for the last season of Gotham? Let us know in the comment section below!
FOX’s Gotham returns for its final 5th season next summer.
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