Ever since Fox's Batman-centric television series Gotham first premiered, fans have been waiting for one thing. No, not the Dark Knight, but rather Captain (and eventually, Commissioner) Jim Gordon's mustache, and according to executive producer John Stephens, the fan-favorite facial hair will finally arrive with the series' fifth and final season.
Speaking with ComicBook.com about characters on the show fully embracing their comic book counterparts, Stephens said fans "can expect full satisfaction on those counts," making it a point to note that "Ben [McKenzie] is growing his facial hair as we speak."
Season 5 will see the series adapt the yearlong "Zero Year" story, written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque. Much like Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s acclaimed Batman: Year One, “Zero Year” was intended to reimagine the Dark Knight’s origin story for The New 52. The storyline positioned Edward Nygma/The Riddler as the primary antagonist after he brought the entirety of Gotham to its knees and assumed control of the city.
The series may use a time jump to introduce the Dark Knight, and should that possibility come to fruition, it could be an older Gordon sporting the 'stache, as opposed to McKenzie's current, younger portrayal of the character.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Cory Michael Smith as The Riddler, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. The series will return next season on Fox.