The Mad Hatter hits town…
SEASON 3 US BROADCAST Fox from 19 September UK BROADCAST Channel 5, TBC
returning SHOW! Gotham
continues to expand its matchless rogues’ gallery in its third season. executive producer Danny Cannon tells SFX that the illuminati-style Court of Owls will show its sinister hand with the addition of new bad guy, the Mad Hatter.
“We’re very lucky that nobody really went back and did an origin story for Mad Hatter, and so we get to touch on that,” Cannon says of their treatment of the classic comic book character. “Penguin (robin Lord taylor) is going to try and dip his foot into the political pool this year. His relationship with nygma (Cory Michael Smith) got close, so there was an understanding those two had. While that’s going on, we needed a new villain, not part of the structure and chaos that gotham knows, so Hatter comes to town under the ruse of something else.
“His nefarious plan is horrific compared to everybody else,” Cannon adds. “We learn where he came from, why he came from, what he’s looking for in gotham and how he intends to get it. the damage he does along the way is catastrophic.”
Carter promises a Batcave’s worth of twists and reveals. “We get to touch upon a relative of Vicki Vale. And we get to create a brand new villain from within this cast that is terrifying. it’s very much of the DC World but it’s coming from us, like Fish Mooney was.”
And look for a new actor taking over the role of orphan ivy Pepper. Maggie geha will play the girl destined to become botanical Bat-villain Poison ivy. “We get to continue on our path of ivy and where her mindset came from,” Cannon teases.
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