I’m having trouble getting as excited as I hoped I would be about the new season of Gotham. Overall, I’ve really enjoyed the show, but I’ve always hated the Fish Mooney character. Jada Pinkett Smith’s bad guy started off like a bad cartoon of Eartha Kitt and has yet to become compelling at all. In fact, it seems like they keep bringing her back into the story purely because of the actresses name recognition. Who knows, maybe they are worried she’ll go on a Twitter tirade about them being racist if they got rid of her (That’s not an insult, just an observation of her recent behavior).
Still, I’ve enjoyed watching the story of a young Bruce Wayne and following Jim Gordon on the path that will eventually lead him to commissioner. On top of that, actors like Robin Lord Taylor, Donal Logue, and BD Wong, are just a blast to watch. I’m in for the long haul, even if it means having to watch them try to do something interesting with Fish Mooney in the process.
Today, Fox gave us two treats from the new season, a new poster and a new promo. Check them out below.
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.