The Joker To Be Explored On “Gotham” S2

With Fox’s “Gotham” having aired its season finale last night, show runner Bruno Heller has spoken about the fallout and what we can expect to see in the second season.

The final scene sees Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) discovering a hidden passageway in Wayne Manor, however it’s not the Batcave. Heller tells The Live Feed: “It’s a fireplace that moves sideways and goes downstairs. It’s not the Bat-Cave, because the Bat-Cave only comes into existence when Bruce Wayne decides to become Batman. Call it his father’s office.”

Heller said what Bruce finds in that office will have a big impact on the first part of the show’s second season: “It’s very much a visualization of one’s parents’ secret lives, their past, when you’re a kid that age. When you’re so young, the idea that your father and mother had hopes and dreams and secrets of their own. That’s what that staircase leads to. Dark secrets.”

Heller also confirmed that we’ll find out more about the early days of The Joker following his brief appearance in one episode of the first season: “We’re going to find out how the hell Jerome, the proto-Joker we met earlier in this season, connects with the Joker as people known him. That’s the big focus of the beginning of the second season. We’re going to tell the story of how the Joker came to be.”

Also on the schedule is more on Edward Nygma’s descent into darkness, and what Oswald does as Gotham’s new king of crime. Production on the second season begins next month ahead of a Fall premiere.