Posted August 9, 2014 by Julius Sambo in Comics

Harvey Dent And Hugo Strange Added To GOTHAM’S Rogue Gallery, Plus: First Look At Arkham Asylum

In last month’s Fox 2014 Television Critics Association press-conference, Gotham showrunner, Bruno Heller announced pertinent details regarding one of Fox’s most awaited additions to it’s Fall 2014 line-up–including the identity of several iconic characters who will be appearing in the show. First on the list was Hugo Strange, who Heller described as having a pivotal role in the series as Gotham  would be dealing with the beginnings of Arkham Asylum:

“Hugo Strange is going to pop up because we’re going to start dealing with how Arkham was created and why Arkham was created in the way that it was so, yeah, absolutely. It’s a Season One thing because in our telling of it the way Arkham was created and the why and how is one of the causes of the particular criminal climate in Gotham that allowed Batman to happen. The revolving door of Arkham is both a brilliant narrative device because it allows you to — you don’t have to kill people off, you can just put them in cold storage — but if you’re telling the story from the start you kind of have to explain, ‘What the f***? Why don’t you make that place a place people don’t escape from?’ We’re going to explain why it is the way it is and Hugo Strange is a big part of that.”

Heller also confirmed the appearance of Harvey Dent. However, instead of playing a part in the young Bruce Wayne’s life, he would be more entangled with Harvey Bullock, and would be around the same age as he is. Aside from the two, appearances from Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Joker have been confirmed for the first season of the show.

The infamous home of some of Gotham’s most deranged psychopaths and costumed criminals, Arkham Asylum, is also set to take center stage in the show’s first season. Here are some of the first pictures from the set at  Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island, NY:











Gotham is set to premiere on September 22, Monday, on FOX.

Julius Sambo

Julius spends his free time reading comic books, listening to audio books, watching countless cancelled TV shows, and pretending that he's some kind of sci-fi loving guy (He hasn't seen Star Wars! Gasp!). He likes to create things, loves 90% of baked products, he hates Math, and his one dream is to go to space.