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The good folks at Hollywood Reporter have an exclusive featurette that shows what we can expect from the next half of the season for Fox’s hit show, Gotham.

You can watch the video HERE.

In it, we see Ben McKenzie, who plays Detective Jim Gordon in the series, giving us some insight into what’s going on with his character as he’s demoted to a position as a prison guard at the notorious Arkham Asylum. According to the video, there is a series of seemingly-connected murders in Arkham, giving Detective Gordon a new mystery to solve. And, apparently, it deals with an electrical genius as they all involve electro-shock therapy. Perhaps we’ll get a Lester Buchinsky aka The Electrocutioner, appearance?

McKenzie goes on to say, “Jim is going to interact with some fairly legendary Arkham Asylum who may or may not escape from Arkham Asylum.”

Which is then followed by this shot of a newspaper that reads, “Arkham Lunatic Duo Escape.”

Arkham Duo Escapes

Fingers firmly crossed we finally see real life versions of Tweedledee and Tweedledum on the small screen!


Also, we get an inmate telling some strange nursery rhyme of a poem that mentions “owls.” Think we’ll see a small screen adaptation of Scott Synder’s Court of Owls?

Here’s the synopsis for the episode:

Det. Gordon’s assignment at Arkham Asylum gets off to a rocky start when the murder of a guard ignites an investigation, leading him to meet Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”). Meanwhile, Cobblepot continues to build his army in the all-new “Rogues’ Gallery” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Jan. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-111) (TV-14 L, S, V)
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, David Zayas as Maroni, Allyce Beasley as Dorothy Duncan, Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Gerry Lang, Kyle Massey as Mackey, Christopher Heyerdahl as Jack Gruber, Kevin McCormick as Aaron Helzinger, Anthony Grasso as Ganza.


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