By the end of the Gotham season 2, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) was out of the Gotham City Police Department and is now a bounty hunter, on the search for the inmates from Dr. Hugo Strange’s Indian Hill labs. Now a lone wolf, Gordon is going down a dangerous, yet enticing road.
During an interview with Blastr, Ben McKenzie was asked about Gordon’s role in the upcoming third season of Gotham. He discusses whether or not Gordon enjoys being a bounty hunter for the monsters that escaped out of the Indian Hill labs:
I think so. I think the idea is to play with the audience’s expectations of this future Commissioner Gordon, and understand that along the way, he had to go through a variety of extreme challenges and forms of soul searching.
One of which is to be completely outside, to be at basically his lowest point, which is where we find him now, bounty hunting alone, drinking a lot, and trying to find some reason for being outside of just getting by. When he gets his mojo back, and understands what it really is about – which we’re about to start shooting now – it reinvigorates him, and allows him to operate in a new way within the GCPD.
Despite being a lone wolf now, Gordon is not straying away from the law and order mentality that has been signature to the character. The thing is, the law can only take you so far:
I think he believes in the rule of law insofar as the rule of law will get you there. When it doesn’t, there are other means at his disposal.
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes
Gotham season 3 is set to premiere on Monday September 19 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Fox.