Fox orders third season of young-Batman epic ‘Gotham’


Robin Lord Taylor and Jada Pinkett Smith in Fox’s “Gotham,” which will get a third season.

(Jessica Miglio / Fox)

Fox wants to prowl farther down the streets of “Gotham.”

The network announced late Wednesday that it has ordered a third season of the comic-book fantasy that tells of the origins of Batman and various Gotham villains, such as the Penguin.

“Gotham” averages 9 million total viewers across all platforms, according to Fox, and performs particularly well among young men. The series has also earned positive reviews from critics; the first season posted a score of 71 (out of 100) on the aggregation site Metacritic, indicating “generally favorable” notice.

Fox Entertainment president David Madden, in a statement, praised the producers for extending the Batman myth with “depth, emotion and memorable high drama.”


Fox will announce its entire lineup for next season in New York in May.

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