“Gotham” Season 3 has really taken a big shift compared to the first two seasons, with lead character Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) now working as a bounty hunter instead of a cop.
However, the city needs Jim’s help more than ever, since monsters have escaped Indian Hill and Dr. Hugo Strange’s brutal experiments.
The synopsis, which was shared by Screen Rant, reveals the dismal state Gotham City is in: “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…’”
The title “Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…” replaces the “Heroes Will Fall” campaign that was earlier intended for the season, and it follows Season 2’s “Rise of the Villains” and “Wrath of the Villains.”
Meanwhile, executive producer John Stephens told The Hollywood Reporter that villains running amok will motivate Jim to return to his job and preserve peace and order in the city.
“In season three you're really going to see how villains have taken up residence inside the city,” he said. “The villains have become more and more a part of the fabric of the city of Gotham. It's less and less a police show like it was in season one. It's a natural continuation of that in season three.”
Earlier, McKenzie told Comic Book Resources that despite everything Gotham City did to Gordon, he hasn’t completely given up on his morality.
“He’s certainly not a villain. He certainly doesn’t inflict pain just to inflict it. He has a certain morality, but it’s far, far away from where found him initially,” McKenzie said. “He’s learning a lot of things, and with each lesson he learns, he takes a step forward, but he also in some ways falls apart a bit.”
“Gotham” will return on Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. on Fox.