Within the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hit with a bunch of casting information surrounding the third season of Fox’s Gotham. This upcoming season has been promised to be filled with a variety of new characters, most of which will be villains we’ve heard plenty of or have barely heard of at all. As first reported by Variety, the villain Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel) will be joined by his sister Alice in this upcoming season. Mexican actress Naian Gonzalez Norvind has been cast in a reoccurring guest role as Alice.
According to Variety, the role Naian’s Alice will play in the series is as follows:
Set to debut in the third episode of Season 3, Alice was born with a powerful ability that she cannot control — an ability her brother believes is a gift, but that she has always seen as a curse. As such, she has spent much of her life alone, running from her brother — who will stop at nothing to be reunited in hopes of unleashing her gift on the world.
In the comics Mad Hatter is very obviously mentally ill and, in the most recent comic adaptation The New 52, what lands him in Arkham Asylum is a psychological break. He often makes references throughout the comics to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland novels, so it is very fitting that in this live-action adaptation that he would have a sister named Alice. Considering his obsession with Alice in Wonderland in the comics and how the Mad Hatter has difficultly discerning between what is just a story and what is reality, it would be interesting to see that included in the pursuit of his sister.
The third season of Fox’s Gotham will premiere September 19, 2016 at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.
All of this casting information is making me excited for the new season of Gotham. How about you? What are your thoughts about this new development? Comment below with your thoughts.