Batman prequel Gotham returns

The DC Comics drama will be back alongside police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and new musical drama Empire

The future is safe for DC Comics series Gotham and Andy Samberg comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 


Both shows – as well as Empire, which is yet to cross the Atlantic – have been given the green light ahead of renewal season later this year.

After a strong first season, Batman prequel Gotham, starring Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will return for a second run, while police station-set comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been given the go-ahead for a third season. 

New musical TV series Empire, which centres around hip-hop company Empire Enterprises, has also been renewed after just two episodes. 

Fox TV Group chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman made the announcement during the network’s TCA presentation. 


Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs on E4 in the UK, while Gotham airs on Channel 5