New Gotham Season Two Posters and Images Preview the Rise of the Villains, New and Old

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 1:55PM
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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 - 1:55PM
New Gotham Season Two Posters and Images Preview the Rise of the Villains, New and Old
Where last year's Gotham tagline was "The Good, The Evil, The Beginning," the second season has fully embraced the fact that the villains are far and away the most compelling part of the show. Fittingly, this year's tagline is "Rise of the Villains":

New Gotham Season Two Posters and Images Preview Rise of the Villains, New and Old

The poster features all of the old guard of Gotham villains, including Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, and (newly) Barbara Gordon. But it also features new series regulars James Frain and Jessica Lucas, who play siblings Theo and Tabitha Galavan, respectively. Theo is a new character to the DC universe, while Tabitha is a version of the DC Comics villain Tigress, who has superhuman fighting skills and in this iteration is armed with a bullwhip. 

For his part, Frain's character is described as "an attractive billionaire industrialist who convinces the public that he is a hero. Motivated by a vendetta, both Tabitha and Theo Galavan plan to cause chaos in Gotham City, which will lead to the origins of various Batman villains."

New Gotham Season Two Posters and Images Preview Rise of the Villains, New and Old

New Gotham Season Two Posters and Images Preview Rise of the Villains, New and Old

We love James Frain, and the new characters sound interesting, although we have several reservations. First, Gotham already feels overstuffed, with the villains on the poster in addition to up-and-comers like Two-Face and Joker, both of whom will recur this season. Second, Tigress looks suspiciously like a hypersexualized dominatrix, so based on these promotional images it doesn't seem like Gotham is going to fix its gender problem anytime soon. Oh, well. They'll always have Morena.

Gotham's second season premieres on September 21 at 8pm on Fox. 
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