On Wednesday, May 10, FOX officially announced it’s bringing back two Emmy nominated series for their fourth seasons: “Gotham” and “The Last Man on Earth.” “Gotham” has been airing since the fall of 2014 and “Last Man” got its start in the spring of 2015. Now both shows will be sticking around until at least 2018.
“Gotham,” from DC Entertainment, is a prequel to “Batman” and follows James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) as a crime-fighter in the title city before the rise of the Caped Crusader. At this point Bruce Wayne is a teenager played by David Mazouz in the years immediately following the murder of his parents.
In its first two seasons “Gotham” earned a combined seven Emmy nominations, all in Creative Arts categories. It has contended twice for Best Sound Editing (2015-2016) and once for Best Costumes (2015), Best Supporting Visual Effects (2015), Best Production Design (2015), Best Cinematography (2016) and Best Stunt Coordination (2016). But the series is still aiming for its first Emmy victory.
“Last Man” has earned five nominations since it debuted. The idiosyncratic series takes a comic approach to the apocalypse, following a group of survivors after a virus has ended most of the human race. Star and creator Will Forte has earned a pair of Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Actor (2015-2016), and for its pilot episode it also contended for Best Comedy Writing, Best Comedy Directing and Best Editing.
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