Gotham trailer: the villains step up in the Batman prequel's second season

The baddies are getting badder in Batman’s home city, as this season two trailer shows, with the future Joker taking centre stage

Much of the fun of Gotham’s patchy but encouraging first season was in glimpsing the early incarnations of some of Batman’s most enduring baddies: the shadow of the Penguin loomed over oily Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), Selina “Cat” Kyle (Camren Bicondova) exhibited early signs of Catwoman’s criminality, while there were hints of future villain the Riddler in the largely comic turns from Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). Oh, and a creepy figure with a wide grin called Jerome hovered menacingly on the periphery...

If the first trailer for season two of Gotham is anything to go by, those characters’ villainous streaks are only going to get bigger when Gotham returns later this year: all three feature prominently here, with Jerome – thought to be the future Joker – in particular looking set to increase his nefarious influence in Batman’s home city this time around (he’s already perfected a menacing laugh). Elsewhere, we get an early look at James Frain as billionaire industrialist Theo Galavan – who some have suggested might be a very significant figure in the near future – and Gotham City Police Department captain Nathaniel Barnes, played by the Shield’s Michael Chiklis.

  • Gotham returns later this year
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