We are learning more and more about Gotham as it gets ready for its 3rd season this fall, with the recent additions of a new Poison Ivy. TV Line revealed today that The Good Wife and Person of Interest’s James Carpinello has joined Season 3 of the Batman prequel series. He will be playing the son of John Doman’s Carmine Falcone, the powerful mob boss that was a big player in Season 1 of the series.
Here is how TV Line describes Gotham’s take on Mario Falcone:
“The son of feared mob boss Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Carpinello’s Mario has rejected his family’s criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected, Ivy League-educated ER doctor. He’s kind, honest and trustworthy, making him the black sheep of the Falcone clan. But — and here’s where the official character description gets interesting — his arrival in Gotham will create major waves in the personal life of Jim Gordon, who at the end of Season 2 left town to find and win back his pregnant fiancee Lee.”
The casting of Carpinello as Mario Falcone follows the recent news of Jaime Chung as Valerie Vale (aunt of Vicki Vale) and Maggie Geha who will be playing the new Poison Ivy. We will also supposedly be seeing the Mad Hatter debut in Gotham this season as the role is being cast right now. another big Batman villain from the DC Universe.
Gotham Season 3 premieres on Monday, September 19 at 8/7c on FOX, titled “Better to reign in Hell”.
Source: TV Line