Gotham is getting downright scary for Season 5. In this new CBR-exclusive promo, Scarecrow and his gang take to the streets to terrorize the city's citizens, going so far as to crucify a man.
"Take what we came for. Kill whoever stands in your way!" Scarcrow cries to the cheers of his men. "Show these fools the face of fear." According to the promo, this is only Day 45 of No Man's Land.
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.
Regarding where the final season is headed, showrunner John Stephens recently explained, “We pick up at the top of Season 5, at the conclusion of No Man’s Land, Day 365,” Stephens said. “Then, we cycle backwards to day 87, three months into No Man’s Land, where Jim has created his green zone and wants his reunification. We’re catching up, and for the first nine episodes, we’re always catching up to that first scene we see.”
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.