Gotham's Final Season Subtitle All But Promises Batman's Arrival

Gotham's final season has an official subtitle. When the series returns for its fifth season in January, it will be known as Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight.

This "Legend of the Dark Knight" subtitle has been included in recent teasers, including Jerome's Halloween message, which you can watch below. It implies David Mazouz's Bruce Wayne will finally rise to meet his destiny this season and become Batman on the series.

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The end of last season saw the apparent demise of some regular characters, even as the city was cut off from the outside world thanks to Jeremiah and Ra's al Ghul. These events evoke DC's 1999 storyline "No Man's Land," where Gotham was abandoned by the U.S. government in the aftermath of a severe earthquake.

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The 12-episode final season will not only introduce Batman foe Bane, it will see David Mazouz's young Bruce Wayne don the iconic suit. Season 5 will also expand from the original order of 10 episodes to 12, giving young Bruce Wayne a little more time to embrace his future as the Dark Knight.

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 as Alfred Pennyworth. It is scheduled to return on Fox for its fifth and final season on Jan. 3, 2019.

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