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Last month, ‘Gotham’ announced that Benedict Samuel would be joining the cast of the Batman prequel series as a regular cast member for their third season on FOX. The Australian actor is best known for his run on ‘The Walking Dead’ as the Wolf named Owen who spent a good amount of time with Carol, Morgan, and Denise, but when he descends upon Gotham City, he’ll be playing Jervis Tech AKA The Mad Hatter. And now, we have our first look at his incarnation of the classic DC Comics villain.

According to Entertainment Weekly, this version of the Hatter is “a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness”. When Samuel debuts as Tech in the third episode of the upcoming season, we’ll be catching up with him as he returns to the city in order to find his sister Alice, who disappeared there years ago. But ahead of that introduction, check out the first picture of the rogue below, followed by the official synopsis of season three:

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The origin story continues on season three of ‘Gotham’, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.

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 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 and Captain Nathaniel Barnes remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, Bruce Wayne, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth, and former Wayne Enterprises employee, Lucius Fox, discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.

‘Gotham’ starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Michael Chiklis, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Chris Chalk, Cory Michael Smith, Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, and Maggie Geha returns to FOX on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00pm ET.

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