Villains rise in Gotham Season 2 trailer
James R | On 23, Aug 2015
FOX has released a new trailer for Gotham Season 2, with an emphasis on the rise of the villains – and, specifically, one who just might be the Joker.
The superhero prequel series has proven popular with Bat-fans, as it charts the rise of Commissioner Gordon (Ben McKenzie) from rookie detective to Gotham PD’s top brass. What circumstances and corruption helped to create the people who would eventually become Bruce Wayne’s enemies?
After Season 1’s focus on Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Selina Kyle, Harvey Dent and Edward Nygma, who could possibly follow in the second season? A lot of attention has been paid to Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome, who appeared in the first season – recently added to Netflix UK – and is set to return this autumn. The new trailer features him cackling wildly, but is he the Joker or not?
Showrunner Bruno Heller was vague when talking to Digital Spy last month: “Jerome is returning for season two – and, without cheating, that strand is very much about… what is the origin of the Joker? Is Jerome the Joker? It’s too early to tell you that story. It’s about the creation of an ideology, the creation of an attitude, the creation of a cult, and Jerome is the key figure in that.”
Other new villains you can expect in Gotham Season 2 include Michelle Veintimilla, who will play evil arsonist Firefly / Bridgit Pike, a female spin on the DC character, in Episodes 4 and 5.
“Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Catwoman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s fire-starting skills to good use,” reads FOX’s official description of her.
Leo Fitzpatrick, who played Johnny Weeks in The Wire, will appear as her brother, Joe Pike.
Gotham Season 2 will start on 21st September in the US, with Channel 5 not yet confirming a UK air date for the new run. Until we have word of that, here’s the new trailer:
Gotham is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
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