Gotham Season 3 gets UK release date on Netflix
James R | On 17, Aug 2017
Gotham Season 3 finally has an official UK air date – courtesy of Netflix.
The comic book prequel series first began on TV screens several years ago, with Channel 5 snapping up the rights to the show on British soil. The show charts the rise of Commissioner Gordon (Ben McKenzie) from rookie detective to Gotham PD’s top brass, along with the efforts of Sean Pertwee’s Alfred – loyal butler to the Wayne family – to raise young master Bruce (David Mazouz) following the death of his parents. Add in a string of villains destined to become comic book favourites, such as the Penguin, Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent and Edward Nygma, and the result is a show that has pleased a lot of Bat-fans.
Channel 5, though, has continued to fall further and further behind the series’ US broadcast. After a long wait for Season 2, Season 3 has yet to materialise at all – and with Season 4 due to start in America next month, UK audiences haven’t even had a glimpse of the third run. With Channel 5 continuing to be unable to provide a UK broadcast date, for whatever reason, Netflix has announced that it will release the programme instead.
Replying to a fan’s question on Twitter, the official Netflix UK account announced that Gotham Season 3 will premiere on 1st September, just a few days after Season 3 is released on DVD and Blu-ray. With the programme therefore available on DVD from 28th and to stream from September, Gothamites will finally have a chance to catch up on the series. There has been no comment from Channel 5 on the situation, although we understand they still technically hold the rights to the show, so it may still air on the channel eventually anyway.
What is in store for Season 3? Fish Mooney, with her power to control power by touch, poses a threat to the city, along with the Penguin and Ed Nygma. Gordon, meanwhile, is fending off the Indian Hill fugitives, as well as mastermind Hugo Strange. Alfred and Bruce, on the other hand, continue to explore his parents’ murder, which has something to do with a sinister organisation known as the Court of Owls.
Here’s a trailer from Comic-Con: