Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller has revealed his mission statement for season two: “Get it right.”
Heller announced that season 2 is about improving on the first and making it better.
“A first season – as good as it may be – is always your first run around the track,” he said.
“Second season; you know what you’re good at, you know what not to do again, the actors are bang on it. If the first season was laying the table, now we get to eat a big fat dinner!”
Executive producer John Stephens added that Gotham will be “fully serialised” this year – describing season two as “one story we’re telling over 22 episodes”.
“The number one thing we learnt was not to tell standalone stories anymore – to serialise the stories as much as possible,” he said.
“Also, to tell more character-driven stories – and to humanise the villains as much as possible. Whatever villain comes in, let’s make them a human being first.”
Gotham returns later in the year to FOX and Channel 5.