Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Gets Full Season Order

Batman prequel adds six episodes

Last Updated: October 13, 2014 @ 1:08 PM

Fox has ordered six more episodes of breakout new drama series “Gotham,” raising the series order to 22 episodes.

“Gotham debuted as one of the most buzzed-about shows of the fall, and with good reason. Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have created an incredibly rich world, with characters that draw you in and a cast that brings to life these heroes and villains in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “We are so excited to see where Bruno, Danny and the entire Gotham team take this story over the course of this season, and so thankful to all the fans who have embraced it this fall.”

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“Gotham” is off to a strong start in the ratings, a hit that Fox needed desperately. Last week, the show pulled a 2.5 Live +Same Day fast national rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic.

Last month’s premiere episode ended up with a 6.0 demo rating in the Live +7 metric, handing Fox its highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years. The show pulled in 14.1 million viewers in the first seven days.

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“Gotham” is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (“Nikita”). John Stephens serves as an executive producer on the series.

The adaptation tells the origin story of the DC Comics super-villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

“Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie (“Southland”), Donal Logue (“Vikings”) and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Collateral”).