Just as in real life, every good fictional world will – and must – go through changes. These changes can take on a multitude of different dimensions, both altering and challenging what is familiar and giving rise to a host of new stories. It’s arguable that when a story is continually in flux in this way, audiences have more to experience and therefore more of a reason to become engrossed.
For its own part, FOX's Gotham series follows this type of trajectory. Now that its first season is out of the way and has been done, the second season has begun to build its twists and turns in such a way that promises no small amount of intrigue for fans. Gotham’s strengths are often found in the manner by which its characters change and become either less or more of what audiences are familiar with.
As the second season of Gotham prepares to continue in February from its brief break, the concept of its characters changing and growing is becoming more and more alluring. To help keep this buzz alive, FOX has just released a new poster and banner in promotion of the continuation of season 2, both of which can be viewed below.
Dubbed the “Wrath of the Villains”, season 2’s continuation will provide Gotham audiences with no shortage of slippery characters, although exactly which villains in particular will stage their wrath is not completely known. The poster certainly hints at a few possibilities: Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas) is very likely to make an attempt at avenging her brother’s death; Victor Fries (Nathan Darrow), the man who will one day become Mr Freeze, is stealing bodies from a variety of sources around the city, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) certainly won’t go down without a fight – and possibly drag others into the picture as well.
The potential changes that could occur in the characters this season are enticing to say the least, keeping true to showrunner Bruno Heller's description of Gotham being about transformation, “whether by fate or accident or whatever” and how “everyone in the show is in the process of becoming someone else.”
For a series that has only just entered into its second season, Gotham is making some strong progress in terms of flipping viewer’s initial perceptions of the characters. As previously stated, a bit of guesswork and some alterations will keep this series from being just another stale, paint by numbers superhero origins tale. While we are indeed seeing the rise of many different villains and heroes, Gotham thrives on more - and as result still, gives off the appearance of a series that has much in store for its audience.
Gotham season 2 resumes with the "Wrath of the Villains", starting February 29th, 2016 on FOX.