- by Jeff Beck
New Footage and Synopsis for Gotham Season Three Released
After Fox released a rather disappointing trailer for the third season of "Gotham" at Comic-Con that was merely old footage from the show's previous season, they've finally decided to give us our first official look at new footage via a promo that mixes together a few clips of the show with "Lucifer."
The TV spot, which runs just over a minute long gives us a few glimpses of the principal characters, including Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), and Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), in addition to villains like The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Professor Strange (B.D. Wong), and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith). It looks like Fish Mooney is going right back to her old ways, while another team up between The Penguin and The Riddler is becoming a definite possibility.
Aside from the new footage, Fox has also released a synopsis for the season that details what, as well as who, we can expect to see in the coming months:
"GOTHAM (Mondays, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) The origin story continues on Season Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie) must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find HUGO STRANGE (guest star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and FISH MOONEY (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith), one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue) and Captain NATHANIEL BARNES (Michael Chiklis) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE WAYNE (David Mazouz), with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee), and former Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX (Chris Chalk), discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.
As the city sinks deeper into chaos, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor); EDWARD NYGMA/the future RIDDLER (Cory Michael Smith); SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (Camren Bicondova); BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards), TABITHA GALAVAN/TIGRESS (Jessica Lucas) and BUTCH GILZEAN (Drew Powell). The series also will catch up with the future POISON IVY (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of JERVIS TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.
GOTHAM is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Danny Cannon (the “CSI” franchise, “Nikita”), John Stephens (“Gossip Girl”) and Ken Woodruff (“The Mentalist”) serve as executive producers on the series. “Like” GOTHAM on Facebook at facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @GOTHAMonFOX."
We already knew it was coming, but it's great to know that we'll finally be seeing The Mad Hatter coming up sometime soon. He was always a rather odd villain, at least from what I remember of him on the classic Animated Series, so it will be interesting to see how he translates into the amazing live-action world that the show has managed to create in its two outstanding seasons thus far.
Luckily we don't have too much longer to wait for the show's highly-anticipated return as season three is set to debut in just a little over a month on September 19th at 8/7c on Fox. Season one had been an incredible start, while season two had somehow managed to build upon it and become even better. Will the third season manage to outdo the great things the show has already accomplished so far? I, for one, certainly can't wait to find out.
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