Gotham Cast, EP: Season 2 Is 'What the Show Should Have Been All Along'

Disregard, for a moment, the bleak fact that The Penguin is running the city: Gotham‘s upcoming second season is going to be a treat for fans of the Batman universe, according to star Ben McKenzie.

“In a way, I think we’re sort of getting to what the show should have been all along,” he said during a stop by TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite at the Hard Rock Hotel, describing the season’s storytelling as “epic” and hinting that Robin Lord Taylor’s alter ego should watch his waddling back.

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“Mr. Cobblepot is the king of Gotham at the moment, but it’s a contentious situation. He’s got to vie for that constantly,” McKenzie added.

During the interview, McKenzie, Taylor and castmates Donal Logue, Cory Michael Smith, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova, as well as executive producer Bruno Heller, told Michael Ausiello that the forthcoming episodes will get to the heart of Gotham‘s central concept.

“This season is definitely the season where the origin stories start really kicking in,” Heller said.

Press PLAY on the video above for more on the bat cave, Barbara’s fate and a character from “deep background lore” who’ll show his or her face in Gotham this season.

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  1. Sam Shaw says:

    That pretty much sounds like they’re saying “Yeah, we effed up this past season. Give us another chance!”

  2. Lorie says:

    I gave up on this show after a few episodes. I just might give it another shot in the fall.

  3. Jared says:

    I really liked the first couple episodes of Gotham but checked out midway through S1. Not sure why but im willing to give it another chance when S2 premieres.

  4. John says:

    Too late. It’s off my dvr.

  5. webly3 says:

    I’m not sure if I’ll give the 2nd season a try. I was bored during the first few episodes.

  6. Gotham Fan says:

    Started out slow but got better. Looking forward to Season 2.

  7. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope Season 2 is going to be even better than Season 1 now that Fish Mooney is gone for good. This could be bad news for the series because it’s going up against Supergirl (CBS) in the 8 p.m. Monday night time slot starting November 2nd even though Fox has baseball playoffs and the World Series to deal with.

  8. Bartbro says:

    They may have had some missteps in the first season but this is a very good show that will only get better!

  9. ‘What the Show Should Have Been All Along’ statements like that only feed the trolls.

  10. Amanda says:

    I really liked the first season and as a 2nd generation Batman fan I just love the show. It did take a bit to find it’s footing but it ended great. Season 2 sounds awesome and getting to be more of what we see in the Batman films and cartoons. Plus does sounds like Bruce will start to become Batman this season and everything just has me more excited.

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Good interview with cast. Excited for season 2!

  12. ? says:

    Big words. Everyone knows what the show SHOULD have been was an adaptation of Gotham Central, showing how the GCPD operates around Batman. None of this awful prequel stuff, the only part of which has worked to ANY degree has been watching the rise of the Penguin. All the rest is disrespectful at worst, boring at best. Don’t even get me started on whatever they thought they were doing with Barbara at the end . . .