New ‘Gotham’ trailer hints at The Joker’s role in season two – watch

Batman origin series returns to Fox next month

Fox has released a new trailer for season two of Batman origin series Gotham ahead of its premiere next month.

Titled ‘Villains Rising’, the teaser focuses on the new season’s baddies, including Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin, Cory Michael Smith’s Riddler and Jessica Lucas’s Tigress.

It also includes a fresh glimpse of Cameron Monaghan’s character Jerome Valeska, a young carnival orphan who will develop over time into the Joker.

Discussing season two’s content with The Hollywood Reporter recently, Gotham show runner Bruno Heller revealed: “We’re going to find out how the hell Jerome, the proto-Joker we met earlier in this season [one], 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.”

Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Morena Baccarin and Nicholas D’Agosto are all returning for season two, though Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that she won’t be reprising her role as Maria “Fish” Mooney.

Season two of Gotham premieres on Fox on September 21. In the UK, the show airs on Channel 5, though its season two premiere date has yet to be announced.