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'Gotham' renewed by Fox for fifth and final season

By Wade Sheridan
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'Gotham' renewed by Fox for fifth and final season
"Gotham" star Ben McKenzie. Fox has renewed the series for a final season. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 14 (UPI) -- Fox has renewed Batman prequel series Gotham for a fifth and final season.

The final season will run 13 episodes and will focus on Bruce Wayne becoming the iconic DC Comics crimefighter, Deadline reported.

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The series followed Ben McKenzie as future Batman ally James Gordon as he encounters a number of classic villains such as The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), during his early days as a police detective.

"The fifth and final season will wrap up this unique origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, which revealed an entirely new chapter that has never been told," Fox said in a statement.

"We have the best fans in the world. Good work guys. #gothamseasonfive," McKenzie said on Twitter Sunday after Gotham was renewed.

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