Slated for release on September 19, fans haven’t got long to wait until Gotham kicks off its third season. In preparation for the series’ premiere, Fox has released some new images showing off the show’s haunted cast, alongside a full synopsis for the show’s third series.
The character photos depict the show’s quirky cast, including the ever-darkening future Riddler, Ed Nygma and the rejuvenated Fish Mooney. You can see the Season Three cast in the images below (via. Toy News International, Comic Book Movie)
Whilst the DC-crime thriller has always had a dark edge, Gotham’s third season looks to venture into murkier waters than ever before, as the city is swept with chaos, crime – and more than a little insanity, with the addition of new villain, The Mad Hatter. As shared by Toy News International, the full synopsis reads as follows:
“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.”
Inspired by the DC Batman universe, Gotham follows the origin story behind the city’s caped crusader, Jim Gordon’s journey to becoming Commissioner, and the determined rise of Gotham’s inexplicable bad guys.
The first series aired in September 2014, to mostly positive reviews. The show was renewed for a second series in January 2015, which then aired in September last year. The series is developed by Bruno Heller, whilst executive producers John Stephens, Danny Cannon and Ken Woodruff are also involved.
If September still feels a little too far for comfort, however, Gotham’s first season is available to rewatch on Netflix.