Gotham To Introduce Clayface, Mr. Freeze and Mad Hatter in Season Two

by Russ Burlingame

hatter-clayfaceToday at WonderCon, Gotham producer John Stephens told the audience that a number of Batman villains -- including the previously-announced Victor Fries as well as Clayface and the Mad Hatter, will come to the small screen in the show's second season.

These revelations were released to Twitter via the official Gotham account, excepting Fries, which came from Variety's Laura Prudom, who also had this gem to add...

Producers also said that both "the character of billionaire Bruce Wayne" and Jerome, the proffered Joker from the first season, will be explored in the coming year.

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and produced by Warner Bros. Television, GOTHAM is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. Starring Ben McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C."), Donal Logue ("Sons of Anarchy," "Terriers," "Vikings," "Copper") and Jada Pinkett Smith ("The Matrix" films, "HawthoRNe"), GOTHAM follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. Executive producer Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist") wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the "CSI" franchise, "Nikita"). John Stephens will serve as an executive producer on the series.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.