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Some renewal news in this blog entry; including more Gotham news for you lovely people reading this.
Firstly, FOX has announced that they will be renewing the Batman prequel series, Gotham, meaning it’s going to be the fourth season.
Whilst viewing figures dropped sizably over the course of season 3 – the average came in at 3.5 million total viewers whilst the premiere episode drew in 8 million back in 2014, the figures have stabilised somewhat from several accounts.
FOX are confident with these figures, stating how the low ratings were still considered acceptable and are even on par with other FOX property Lucifer, which itself was renewed for a 3rd season in February.
Whilst we still have not got season 3 on Channel 5 in Britain – apparently, it could be as late as the summer before we get the first episode shown – the pre-Batman world still plods along.
Starring Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompson, Cameron Monaghan as Jerome, and Jada Pinket Smith as Fish Mooney, Gotham season 4 will be coming to FOX in America sometime in the next 12 to 18 months, season 3 is currently on air in America, but again, we are yet to get a start date for season 3 on Channel 5.
And the second renewal news concerns a show that hasn’t even been on-air that long, but is already being considered the best piece of TV on screens in 2017, a “Game of Thrones beater.”
Currently streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK, the Starz TV adaptation of the Neil Gaiman award-winning novel of the same name, American Gods has already been renewed for a second series.
According to a report from Deadline, the second series is expected to air sometime mid-2018.
Starz TV President Carmi Zlotnik said how;
“Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally, and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods.”
The premiere episode drew 975,000 viewers tuning in to watch live or later on the same day, making it the best viewing figures for a Starz TV original production.
American Gods is directed by Fuller, Green, and Gaiman, and stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, Crispin Glover as Mr World, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Yetide Badaki as Bilquis, Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, and Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video.