For the last four seasons Gotham has been killing it, not once putting a foot out of line. It’s the only DC series that hasn’t had a bad season yet, and it would be a travesty for it to get cancelled now.
For the past two seasons, our Lead Writer Claire Payne has been kicking it out of the park with her amazing write ups on Gotham. We don’t want to have to lose those write ups because FOX cancel the show! Also, Gotham has only just been picked up again in the UK by E4, and with knowledge that they have now picked up Krypton too, it could be possible that we get a channel willing to pick up even more DC properties if they start to get the ratings that E4 will no doubt be expecting from them.
With the character development of Jeremiah Valeska as a possible Joker (come on, it’s obvious he’s the Joker even if Gotham wont explicitly state it) only just beginning, and the theme of Bruce not being able to live without the Joker, and Joker not being able to live without Bruce being bought to the forefront (that’s always been a Batman thing), it would be awful for FOX to cancel the show now.
Cameron Monaghan has been doing a stellar job of the Joker, and some would even go as far as to say his portrayal is better than what we saw of Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad. He’s gone for a Jack Nicholson feel with his portrayal but also has the crazy mind of Heath Ledger’s Joker too, which is the perfect balance for a perfect Joker (not Joker).
Meanwhile the relationship between Nygma and Lee Thompkins is blossoming also. There is also the relationship between Grundy and Penguin, and we can’t forget Barbara Gordon and her clan, and Bruce and Selena too.
There are just so many arks going on right now in Gotham, and so many relationship developments that it would be stupid for FOX to cancel now. Doing something stupid however, is sadly something FOX have form for, having cancelled Family Guy twice, and it is now one of the most popular and re-watchable shows in the world.
This is why it’s important for all Gotham fans to rally behind the show and tweet the channel @FOXTV with the hashtag #RenewGothamSeason5. The more support we get, the more chance we have of FOX renewing, or if not, the show getting picked up by another channel.