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Gotham’s final season will tackle popular Batman tales No Man’s Land and Year Zero

May 22nd, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

The current season of Gotham has probably been its strongest yet and the show is really starting to get into its own rhythm.

It has tackled some of the Dark Knight’s most iconic stories including No Man’s Land and The Killing Joke in its own unique way and as we have reported it has been renewed for a fifth and final season that looks to be taking a swing as one of the most popular Batman stories by adapting Batman: Year Zero.

Comicbook recently interviewed executive producer John Stephens about what we can expect to see when season 5 begins and the what stories they are likely to use for the last season.

“You mean besides ‘No Man’s Land”‘?” Stephens joked.

Given that the current season ended with the complete destruction of the city, it was pretty safe to assume that “No Man’s Land” had just begun. However, as Stephens continued, he mentioned that one of the New 52 arcs would come into play: “There are [going to be other stories], and I’m trying to remember which [stories] they actually are,” Stephens said.

“There’s gonna be a little bit of Zero Year in there, you know as well,  some of that stuff, especially with Nygma. And there’s another one but if I tell you what it is it really does spoil the story.”

Year Zero was written by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for the New 52 run of Batman and focuses on Bruce Wayne’s initial time as Batman and his efforts to stop The Riddler from taking over Gotham.  All of this fits in with Gotham as Ed Nygma AKA The Riddler is one of the most prominent and popular villains in the series.

Year Zero also features the Red Hood and Doctor Death, although we may not see them in the show… but it’s nice to dream.

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man