A poster for the final season of Fox's Gotham teases the drama's take on the Batman comic book storyline "No Man's Land."
After the shocking events of the Season 4 finale, the police officers and heroes of Gotham will have to come together to stop the warring factions of villains determined to bring the city to its knees. Even with a possible time jump to introduce a more established version of Batman to Gotham, the Season 5 poster suggests that everything will still be in ruins when the series returns.
The gritty image channels Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, as Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon stands on the edge of a partly destroyed bridge, against the backdrop of a burning city. In the background is an homage to the iconic Bat-signal shining in the sky, presumably as a distress call.
Although Nolan included elements of "No Man's Land" in the concluding chapter of his Dark Knight trilogy, Gotham's poster implies the series will take the destruction further. With the Batman prequel largely focusing on McKenzie's younger commissioner, it makes sense that Season 5 puts the character at the center of its marketing campaign.
DC's 1999 storyline "No Man's Land" follows the events of a cataclysmic earthquake hitting Gotham, as the federal government abandons the city to Batman's foes. Although Gotham's version played out a little differently, with Jeremiah Valeska setting off a series of bombs, the fallout looks to be just as devastating.
As well as adapting the "No Man's Land," Gotham will include elements of Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV's storyline "Zero Year" and a larger part for Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler. There will also be a new look for Jim Gordon, thanks to his long-awaited mustache, and a more mature version of David Mazouz's young Bruce Wayne as Gotham finally uses the word "Batman."
New additions like the Mutant Gang from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and rumors of Bane making a last-minute appearance mean that Gotham could be one to watch in its final season.
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. The series is expected to return for its fifth and final season in January 2019.