Harley Quinn. Bane. Mutants. What do these things have in common? Why, they're all in the full trailer for Gotham Season 5, of course!
At four minutes, the Gotham Season 5 trailer is packed to the brim with insane moments. From the introduction of Shane West's Bane in full gear and a face mask to Selina Kyle's ferocious cat eyes, it certainly isn't short on revelations, either. One particularly long-awaited moment arrives at the 2:49-minute mark, when Harley Quinn herself rollerblades up to Jim, whacks him with a crowbar and delivers her iconic "Puddin'" line.
The trailer also offers a quick glimpse of a few mutant characters, who look as though they've stepped out of the pages of Dark Knight Returns. Another shot shows Bruce using a grappling hook on Selina as she ruthlessly attacks a man on the street. In one scene, Jim Gordon appears to align himself with Penguin and the Riddler, while another introduces Penguin's pet dog Edward -- and all that barely scratches the surface of what's inside the new trailer.
Naturally, there is also plenty of Cameron Monaghan's Jeremiah, who parades around Gotham wearing purple and stealing scenes. As he reminds the audience in one bit, "I want to be the star of the show!" He goes toe-to-toe with Bruce in a number of scenes, as David Mazouz tries the Dark Knight's gravelly voice on for size.
The end of last season saw the city become cut off from the outside world thanks to Jeremiah and Ra's al Ghul. These events evoke DC's 1999 storyline "No Man's Land," where Gotham was abandoned by the U.S. government in the aftermath of a severe earthquake.
Regarding where the final season is headed, showrunner John Stephens recently explained, “We pick up at the top of Season 5, at the conclusion of No Man’s Land, Day 365,” Stephens said. “Then, we cycle backwards to day 87, three months into No Man’s Land, where Jim has created his green zone and wants his reunification. We’re catching up, and for the first nine episodes, we’re always catching up to that first scene we see.”
Airing Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox, Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor as Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. The fifth and final season is scheduled to premiere on January 3.