Gotham Casts Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter
The Gotham version of the character is officially described as follows: “Tetch is a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her.”
Based on the character from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the character first debuted in “Batman” #49 in October 1948; he was created by Lew Sayre Schwartz and Bill Finger. The character was previously played by David Wayne in the original 1960s Batman series.
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward nygma/the future Riddler, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, and Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale, the aunt of future Batman love interest Vicki Vale.
New villains from the Batman lore are set to be present for the new season including The Court of Owls, Mad Hatter, Solomon Grundy, and more. In addition, the new season will also see Poison Ivy undergoing a change with the character now set to be played by Maggie Geha, taking over for Clare Foley who played the character in the first two seasons of the series. It was revealed that the character finds herself “reborn as a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms and sets her sights on Bruce Wayne.”
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Gotham Season 3 will premiere on September 19 at 8 PM ET on FOX.
Mad Hatter to be Played by Benedict Samuel on Gotham