Gotham‘s fifth and final season premiere is just a month away, so FOX has been releasing numerous videos teasing the transformations and the Joker and Harley Quinn-like characters to come. The newest video (above) hints at Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) possibly getting kidnapped (again) by might-as-well-be-the-Joker Jeremiah (Cameron Monaghan).
That video takes place 151 days after Jeremiah and Ra’s al Ghul blew up all bridges leading into Gotham, and the city is still cut off from the outside world and teeming with villains old and new. Other promo videos hint at what the other villains are up to in Gotham. We already saw the videos for the first day and the twenty-first day of the siege. But things are definitely getting out of hand by day 45, when Scarecrow has his own gang and they’re literally crucifying people:
And here’s day 87, which hints at an appearance by Man-Bat:
Well, that’s ominous, but perhaps not as ominous as a video titled, “This Is The End,” in which several villains — including Bane — are featured and the not-paralyzed-after-all Selina Kyle (future Catwoman) has actual damn cat eyes all of a sudden. This show is so bonkers I almost didn’t notice the cat eyes. Of course Catwoman would have literal cat parts. Sure, Gotham. You do you.
Finally, here’s the fifth season’s official synopsis and the spoiler-ish titles of the first seven out of twelve episodes.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 1 — “Year Zero”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 2 — “Trespassers”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 3 — “Penguin, Our Hero”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 4 — “Ruin”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 5 — “Pena Dura”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 6 — “The Air is Getting Slippery”
- Gotham Season 5, Episode 7 — “Ace Chemicals”
The final season of Gotham premieres January 3rd at 8 pm (7 pm Central) on FOX.