Gotham watchers, go ahead and allow yourself to be hooked on the series. Fox has just announced they’ve given the gritty action drama a full season order, extending the show’s season one run by six to a full 22 episodes.
“Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire Gotham team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”
According to the network, Gotham is currently tied for first place as the biggest drawing dramatic series for adults between 18 and 49 this season. Fox also said that Gotham‘s premiere was their highest rated dramatic series premiere in 14 years, with 14.1 million viewers tuning in during the show’s first seven days.
Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The entirely new, untold chapter stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The next episode, “Arkham,” airs tonight on Fox. In “Arkham,” a contentious city council vote on the future of the Arkham district approaches, and politicians on both sides are in danger. Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) must race to protect the council. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), who has already been christened “The Penguin,” takes violent measures to further ingratiate himself with Maroni (guest star David Zayas), and an old friend pays Gordon a visit.
-By Rebecca Murray
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