'Gotham' To Introduce New Villain

Posted: Nov 3 2014, 4:56pm CST | by , in News

'Gotham' To Introduce New Villain
Andrew Toth
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"The villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow moniker."

Fox's newest Drama 'Gotham' is adding another character to the cast of villains that have been popping up on the show during its first season on the air.

With characters Catwoman, Penguin, and Edward Enigma already popping up on the show during the first half of the season -- writers have decided to take it one step further by adding the iconic character 'Scarecrow' to the comic book adaptation TV show. Executive producer Danny Cannon stated that writers are currently working on an episode that will introduce the villain.

"We're breaking the story now," Cannon says. On "Gotham," the villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow moniker. In fact, it's something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon.

The city of Gotham is portrayed as a dark and gloomy area that keeps in line with the comic version of how the Dark Knight eventually chose his path to becoming the cities protector. Filming in New York City during sunny days leaves the shows production designer to figure out how to keep with the theme of a darker gritty city.

“We are generally running from bright, beautiful, sunny days,” said the show’s production designer, Doug Kraner. “And if we have to shoot on a sunny day with a blue sky, that sky always gets removed and replaced with clouds in post-production.”

Kraner was interviewed by the Guardian when asked on how he wanted to create the vision for Gotham city for viewers to see.

"This territory has been explored in many ways over the years by a lot of talented people. There’s a public perception out there of what Gotham City and its characters look like based on years of exposure to the comic books, feature films, even TV shows. So when Danny Cannon and I sat down to begin, we looked at a lot of films and books and at the comics over the years."

"It’s funny, after literally pasting up hundreds of photos, and going through them and shifting them around, a vision of a new city that we hoped nobody had ever seen before began to emerge."

The latest episode of 'Gotham' can be seen on Fox at 8 p.m. CST.

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