The last season of Gotham was a stellar run that featured multiple adaptations of or stories influenced by the comics. Cameron Monaghan got the chance to explore a different side of a proto-Joker with the newly introduced Jeremiah. This led to an episode heavily influenced by The Killing Joke, only with a couple character substitutions to make a bigger impact on the Bruce Wayne of this show. Season 4 ended with a cliffhanger setting up the storyline of the comic No Man’s Land. Now, the show’s Executive Producer, John Stephens, has spoken about what storylines will come next.
Stephens mentioned that after following up the events of the finale, the show would adapt one of the New 52 arcs.
“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.”
This arc featured Bruce’s earliest time as Batman as well as The Riddler’s attempt to take over the city. This fits perfectly into what’s known about the show’s final season. Bruce will become Batman by the end of the show. Considering Edward Nygma is one of the shows best characters, this make a lot of sense.
Gotham airs on FOX – Years before the first appearance of the Batman, GCPD lieutenant Jim Gordon takes up an impossible task: cleaning up the most morally bankrupt city on earth. As Gordon fights against corruption, criminals and lunatics, Bruce Wayne prepares for his journey to become the most feared vigilante this city has ever seen.