‘Gotham’ Season Two will showcase the ‘Rise Of The Villains’ as several new sinister faces make their presence felt in the corrupt title city.  Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister Tabitha (Jessica Lucas, also rumored to be the villain Tigress) are attempting to seize some control of the criminal underworld while comic book villains Firefly (Michelle Veintimilla), Clayface and The Mad Hatter are also confirmed to be joining the chaos.  But of course when one thinks of Batman and his villains, there is one chilling name that immediately comes to mind: The Joker.

Last season saw the introduction of circus-raised Jerome Valeska played by Cameron Monaghan.  Expect more from Jerome in Season Two as the series becomes more serialized to allow for more growth from the principle characters.

As showrunner Bruno Heller explains:

“We’re going to find out how the hell Jerome, the proto-Joker we met earlier in this season, connects with the Joker as people known him. That’s the big focus of the beginning of the second season. We’re going to tell the story of how the Joker came to be.”

Jerome won’t be the only problem for the GCPD.  The newest trailer for the series showcases the growing Rogue’s Gallery including returning regulars Cory Michael Smith’s Edward Nygma (The Riddler) and Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot.  Curiously, also depicted in Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, who one day will become the borderline walking Catwoman.

But fittingly, it’s Monaghan’s Jerome that makes the most manic, outrageous impact in the trailer.

You can watch it below:

Looks like do-gooders James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) will have their hands full.  They may get some assistance in the form of newcomer Captain Barnes, portrayed by genre superstar Michael Chiklis.

If you’re ready to return to the seediest fictional city around, ‘Gotham’ season 2 premieres Monday, September 21 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Are you ready to clown around with The Joker?  (Or should I say, You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? #oldschool)

Source: Screen Rant