Gotham is entering its fifth and final season on FOX, but Netflix should step in and save the series as they did with Lucifer.
Gotham season 5, the final season of the series, premieres on FOX in January 2019. As we get closer to the released of the final season, one thing remains clear: Netflix should save Gotham.
This hit series is one of the most popular shows on the streaming service around the world, although we don’t have the official numbers on that. It seems clear that FOX wants to end this series and continue to change directions as a network, as they did with Lucifer, a show that Netflix saved after it was canceled.
Warner Bros. TV produces Lucifer and Gotham, and as it turns out, Netflix has a great relationship with Warner Bros. TV. The pair teamed to make Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, one of the best new shows on Netflix. With Lucifer and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the path for Gotham to join Netflix is already right in front of them. All Netflix has to do is get the powers that be to make it happen!
And, there’s never been a better time for Netflix to save Gotham. The streaming network just cut ties with Marvel’s Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Jessica Jones and The Punisher are likely going to be canceled, as well, in the near future. When that happens, Netflix will only be hosting a few new superhero shows, the ones The CW makes and a few more that Netflix has in the works.
With the popularity of shows based on comic books, Netflix should be filling their library with those shows rather than letting them fade into oblivion. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen, but it’s what needs to be done.
Of course, this is really just a pipe dream for Gotham fans. Netflix has shown they are more than willing to cancel shows they don’t own and control, and they would not be able to own or control Gotham moving forward. After canceling the Marvel shows for that reason, basically, it’s not expected that Netflix will get involved to save the series, but we’ll keep crossing our fingers and hoping for a Netflix miracle.
Gotham season 5 premieres on FOX on Jan. 3, 2019. It will be added to Netflix after that!