Who Is Afraid of the Darkness? Bane Is (Probably) Coming to ‘Gotham’ for Final Season

Unless this episode title betrays you

Last Updated: August 17, 2018 @ 3:02 PM

Calm down, “Gotham” fans, ’cause we are this much closer to Batman. Well, we are this much closer to one of his biggest rivals, Bane. Probably.

TheWrap has obtained the titles for the first eight episodes of the fifth and final season of the Dark Knight prequel series and the last one is — are you ready for it? — “I am Bane.” (By the way, we aren’t yet sure how long this season, which doesn’t debut until 2019, will be.)

OK, if that isn’t a clear indication we’ll be seeing the man who was born in the dark arrive on the Fox drama next year, we don’t know what is. Especially because when the network announced in May this would be the show’s final season, it said the installment “will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the caped crusader.” So Batman v. Bane, yes?

Executive produced by Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens, “Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, and Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler.

Also key to the cast are Jessica Lucas (Tabitha Galavan), Chris Chalk (Lucius Fox), Drew Powell (Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig (Ra’s Ah Ghul), and Crystal Reed (Sofia Falcone).

See the titles for the first eight episodes of the fifth and final season of “Gotham” — first published by SpoilerTV — below.

Gotham – Episode 5.01 – Year Zero
Gotham – Episode 5.02 – Trespassers
Gotham – Episode 5.03 – Penguin, Our Hero
Gotham – Episode 5.04 – Ruin
Gotham – Episode 5.05 – Pena Dura
Gotham – Episode 5.06 – The Air is Getting Slippery
Gotham – Episode 5.07 – TBA
Gotham – Episode 5.08 – I Am Bane

The fifth and final season of “Gotham” will premiere in 2019 on Fox.