FOX is pulling out all the stops for the “Gotham” series finale. The network released an extended trailer for the show, previewing Shane West’s transformation into Bane, and highlighting the young Dark Knight. All the big players will be coming together for the final season, and fans can get their first look at the story thanks to the trailer below.
If you like a character in Batman’s rogues’ gallery, chances are you will see them in this trailer. The video features shots of Joker, Penguin, The Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn. It’s basically Batman’s worst nightmare come true, and he’s just starting out. The trailer was released on Friday, the network making sure that everyone has “Gotham” on their minds before heading out for the holidays. Fans of the series can watch the official trailer released for the season below.
As you can tell from the video, Bane will be the big new addition this season. The character has appeared in several Batman installments over the years, including the 1997 film “Batman and Robin,” where he played more of a sidekick role to Poison Ivy. Bane returned to the forefront for the 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises,” with Tom Hardy taking the role of Bane. The character was created by Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan, and Dennis O’Neil back in 1993.
This new season is also the rise of Batman, a point that the series has been driving towards since the first episode. Sadly, this will be the fifth and final season of “Gotham,” the final chapter of the story is set to begin on Thursday, January 3 on FOX. Fans will want to set a reminder and should try to avoid social-media spoilers for the day.