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29 September 2016 @ 05:42 pm
Hypnotist Jervis Tetch/Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel) arrives in Gotham to search for his sister, Alice (guest star Naian Gonzalez Norvind), and hires Gordon to help find her. Meanwhile, Penguin decides to run for mayor and Bruce’s doppelganger begins to channel him, causing some confusion around town.

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27 September 2016 @ 04:11 pm

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‘Gotham’s BEN MCKENZIE Brings Order to a Mad City

What can you tell us about the new season of “Gotham”

Ben McKenzie: It’s titled ‘Mad City’ and the monsters that were unleashed on Season Two from –laboratory are running amok in Gotham and it’s pretty much total anarchy and our man Jim Gordon has come back to Gotham with not very good news. He’s at a low point, he’s now a bounty hunter and he’s decided to make some money by bringing in these monsters and getting paid. He’s not a cop anymore, he’s more of a businessman. Throughout the season we have some great characters including Mad Hatter, a man that uses mind control to manipulate people; Poison Ivy; and Bruce Wayne’s evil dopelganger. There are some great characters and that’s just the first half of the season so theres a lot to look forward to

How did you feel coming into the series in the beginning?

BM: I felt good. I felt a little apprehensive because the characters are so iconic. You don’t want to mess it up, you want to be sure the fans are happy, but we were in good hands. I’ve worked with Bruno Heller who created the show before and he had written the part for me. I knew he wanted to collaborate and make sure we did everything right, and the addition of Danny Cannon who directed the pilot and is responsible for the look of the show is very special. The combination of Bruno and Danny and this amazing cast has really elevated the show. There are a lot of superhero shows but this has a unique feel. It’s a little bit more dangerous, a little bit more sinister, and yet the humor is very specific and dark and twisted. I’m very proud of it. Its a show I would watch even if I wasn’t on it, which is the best compliment I can give.

Did you watch Batman programming as a kid?

BM: I watched the old Adam West show in the afternoons with my brother in Texas. It was on reruns when we got off from school so I remember seeing that. And then I fell in love with Michael Keaton‘s Batman from Tim Burton. That was when I was a teenager. And I love the Chris Nolan films too, so yeah for sure.

You’ve accomplished so much in your career at such a young age, what advice can you give someone on the keys to achieving success?
BM: I would say keep working. There isn’t a magic piece of advice I can give you. I would say you have to be very prepared for when opportunity strikes, and then take advantage of that opportunity as best you can. I’ve certainly been lucky in my career, but you can only be lucky once, at the end of the day you have to do the work. I’ve been lucky a couple of times and I’ve run with it.

What can people expect from the new season?

BM: This new season has a lot of these new villains, there’s a new love interest for both my character’s Jim Gordon, and Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin), so there are love triangles that emerge. It has that telenovela romance angle. And in the second half of the season more twists and turns.

Finally, you just became a new dad, what’s the most challenging part of that role?

BM: The most challenging part is trying to find sleep (laughs). We’re both very involved parents and I couldn’t ask for a better partner. My daughter is six months old so specially those first few month you just trying to get some sleep whenever you can.

Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith) takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale (guest star Jamie Chung) to find her. Penguin rises in popularity after criticizing the work of the GCPD and Bruce’s investigation of the Court of Owls is compromised. Meanwhile, Ivy Pepper (Maggie Geha) is reintroduced into Gotham city in the all-new “Mad City: Burn The Witch…” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-302) (TV-14; L, V) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

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advance review (no spilers)

Valerie Vale visits Jim Gordon at his house at the beginning of the episode, and makes him another offer. Vale wants a story, and Gordon wants the million dollar bounty on Fish Mooney, so working together seems to be what's best for them. Could we see another uneasy alliance form this episode? Meanwhile, Gordon has other things to deal with as his love life gets a little more complicated. He is forced to visit Barbara Kean at her new club, and their meeting is interesting, to say the least. Two other notable events occur in this episode as well, which should make for an interesting Episode 3 for Gordon.
20 September 2016 @ 04:49 pm

In last year’s finale, Jim Gordon left Gotham to find Leslie. How’s that working out for him?

Not great. Not great at all. In the premiere, he went down there to make a bold declaration of love and found her happier with someone else. So, Jim is really down in the dumps. And not just sad. Nihilistic is more accurate. We sort of talked about the character in “The Hurt Locker” when we were talking about Gordon, as somebody who doesn’t have a lot to live for and isn’t afraid of death the way you should be. Maybe he’s like Mel Gibson in “Lethal Weapon,” that kind of vibe, where he’s a bit more reckless and careless. His friends will definitely take notice of this. It’s a different Jim. It’s a scarier, on-edge Jim.

Finally, how does this premiere set things into motion for the rest of the season?

The other thing is the Gordon and Lee’s heartbreaking emotional story. There are a lot of shows that would have had Gordon go down to see Lee and she was waiting for him. We chose to go the exact opposite way. We wanted to break these people up and break their hearts. They do still love each other, but there’s miscommunication or misunderstanding. Sometimes Lee was doing what was right for her. Gordon loves her so much that he allows her to do what is best for Lee because he believes he’s probably dangerous for her. That’s one of the things that is going to play out in a huge way in the first-half finale and then continue to play out for the rest of the season. If there’s a heart to our show, it’s Bruce and Gordon. On the emotional romance side, this story is the gut-wrencher for us.


Executive producer Ken Woodruff reveals why the this season's tagline changed from "Heroes Will Fall" and discusses showrunner Bruno Heller's recent controversial remarks.

Interview: ‘Gotham’ Producer on Leaving Gotham City, Valerie Vale and Council of Owls

Valerie Vale gets flirty with Jim, but how is she pushing his buttons at the same time?
What was really important to us is, Valerie is the kind of character that will get the better of Jim. She definitely gets the better of him in the second episode. He handcuffed her to a car, [and] she’s not the kind of woman who is going to let that fly. She’s going to get back at him, but she’s going to do so in a very smart, clever way. It’s much more two alphas going toe to toe. She can dish it out.
19 September 2016 @ 10:54 am

Beasts and a Beauty Will Pull Jim From a Dark Place

“He’s a sad drunk,” McKenzie says. “He’s got a tear in his beer.”
“He’s longing for some connection and into that comes a lot of things, including Valerie Vale, the intrepid reporter for the Gotham Gazette,” McKenzie says. “Their relationship has more to do with mutual self-interests than it does with a profound love affair, but there is a connection and there’s a way they can help each other and Gordon, feeling lonely, is also looking for some companionship.”

Gotham facebook Q&A

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Ben on reddit

09 September 2016 @ 10:39 am

photo : Drew Powell "These guys are the worst.... #GothamSeason3"
(at Apotheke, a cocktail lounge in Chinatown)

@alexisthenedd :
I'm too mean to be touched by human kindness, but the @Gotham cast members are so nice and they love each other so much it gives me feels.

I chatted with #BenMckenzie  @mrbenmckenzie aka #JamesGordon  of #Gotham . He's a cool guy & a very talented actor. His performance as the struggling hero & cop/detective of #GCPD  (who's kinda #Batman ) to The Bounty Hunter (in season 3) is just amazing. He brings on a new flavor to Gordon, which very much reminds you of Batman himself. But this guy can play the hero, the lover, the anti-hero, the villain (trust me) and a lot more. You've seen some of that already, but Season 3 is going to bring a lot more of unseen #Gordon . (Spoiler: There's going to be a new love interest for him and Lee as well). Ben is also a very kind and down-to-earth. And a new father (many congratulations!). It was a pleasure meeting him.
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08 September 2016 @ 03:46 pm

02 September 2016 @ 09:11 pm

Episode 3.01 "Better to Reign in Hell…"

synopsis :
Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens in the all-new “Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” Season Premiere episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 19 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-301) (TV-14; L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes

Guest Cast: Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale, James Carpinello as Mario, Tonya Pinkins as Ethel Peabody, Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James, Clare Foley as Ivy Peppe

Scala & Kolacny Brothers : Our version of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" is used in #GothamSeason3 trailer