'Gotham' season 5: Fox series may introduce the father of an iconic Batman villain
Season 5 is all set for an early 2019 release, however, some major developments are in the works at the Warner Bros-produced TV drama. Take a look at who is joining the crew.
DCTV fans were left rather disappointed, when Fox had embarked on a cancellation spree back in May, giving the boot to many a popular series. Amidst all the reshuffling, though, cult-favorite Gotham made the cut, as the network revealed that the Batman-centric story has been renewed for a fifth and final season. With season 5 all set for an early 2019 release, however, some major developments are in the works at the Warner Bros-produced TV drama. So what if 'Gotham' is setting the stage for a final showdown, it looks like the series is gearing up to introduce some iconic characters before it finally bows out of Fox.
The news comes courtesy of That Hashtag Show, who unveiled a breakdown of a new character who will be joining the upcoming season in some specific episodes.
"First up we have Eduardo Dorrance who is male of any ethnicity in his mid-30s-early 40s who will be a recurring guest star," read the character breakdowns.
"Described as being really well fit, Eduardo has been a warrior for quite some time now, as he has the commitment of a tireless soldier to follow every kind of order he is given. He is intolerant to betrayal, hence his full loyalty to his fellow soldiers. Whoever plays Eduardo would appear in episode 5 (filming 9/7 -9/19), episode 6 (filming 9/19 – 10-1), episode 8 (filming 10/12 – 10/24), and episode 9 (filming 10/20 – 11/5)."
Now, if the name Eduardo sounds familiar it is because the character has quite a bit of a comic book history. Originally appearing as a man with mercenary skills and who also has spent time with the British Army, Eduardo - aka Edmund Dorrance aka King Snake - has another vital Batman connection. He is the father of Bane, one of the most iconic DC villains.
'Gotham' has a history of dabbling in villainy and many a time, the show has also been on the receiving end of criticism for its lack of Batman-centric storyline. Regardless, season 5 seems to be prepping to treat fans to some more legendary names from DC's gallery of rogues.
Teasing what lies in store in the next season of the Batman prequel (and who David Mazouz would personally love Bruce Wayne to pick bones with), the Gotham actor shared: "Penguin I've had two scenes with...two or three, and they've been good, but you know, I would love a good arc with him. Nygma, I had one scene with and it was like through a glass so like, it doesn't count."
With season 5 production already picking up the pace, 'Gotham' returns with new episodes as early as 2019.