Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Gets Full-Season Order

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The Dark Knight continues to rise: Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of Batman prequel “Gotham,” bringing its first season’s episode total to 22.

The series, which is exec produced by Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens and stars Ben McKenzie as detective — and eventual Batman friend — James Gordon, has been a solid ratings draw for the network so far this season (the premiere episode also topped piracy downloads).

“‘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.”

“Gotham,” which hails from Warner Bros. TV and is based on the DC Entertainment characters, has already made plans for its sophomore year and has announced that “Masters of Sex” alum Nicholas D’Agosto will appear as Harvey Dent — also known as Batman villain Two-Face — later this season, with the option of the actor becoming a series regular in season two.

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  1. slainte says:

    I’ll vote for the new quantity to go with quality combo and 6 more chances to watch Ben McKenzie at work too.

  2. intheswim says:

    I hope this means with more time that there’s more time for character background. I’ve been wanting to get the story on Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon’s past. Great to see a vote of confidence. I’m really enjoying having Ben back on TV and looking forward to seeing where this is going.

    • bookworm says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Love watching Ben McK as Jim and seeing the messed world through his eyes. Jim’s the one who I really want to meet. That means knowing backstory. He was just sort of thrown in without it and maybe a line or 2 for a ref. There’s got to be a good story there and Ben McK is excellent with a good, emotional story, even without hardly any dialogue. I was looking forward to about 12 more, but now more like 20. Congrats to the team and time to rise to the challenge!

  3. Wayne M. Phillips says:

    Love the show…especially Jada as Fish Mooney,Robin Taylor and Camren Bicondova.

  4. Gotham is well worth the pickup of additional eps, and hopefully a sophmore season. The room for Character growth in this series is HUGE. With good writing, excellent cast, acting and direction. It’s a ‘win win’ for Warner Bros and FoxTV. The “Fish Mooney” character as played by Jada Pinkett-Smith is one of the most interesting villains on TV – male or female – in a very long time.

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