After yesterday’s big reveal in the “Gotham” season one finale, Bruno Heller talked to Deadline about the second season of the show, mentionning the Batcave and what Bruce will discover about his parents:
As villains come into their own in Season 2, tonight’s episode also opened the door on a passageway down to a dark, damp cellar; one which young Bruce Wayne is certain to enter, accessed via a bookcase in his family mansion’s library. It’s arguably the Bat Cave. “In the writers’ room we’re calling it his Dad’s office,” specifies Heller. In terms of how this discovery will impact young Wayne next season, Heller continues, “he’ll learn that his parents are more complicated than he imagined. When you’re a young kid, parents tend to be either heroes or villains; mostly heroes. It’s hard to imagine just before Bruce’s age when your parents can do no wrong. You can’t imagine them having secret lives. Bruce will learn that his father was a complex, tortured person, but also heroic. His father was leading a double life and this leads to the creation of an alter ego. It’s hard for anyone to present the fullness of themselves to the general public. If you have dark secrets to keep, you have to create an alter ego. That is the essence of what the Batcave means.”
What’s more, we now have a precise date for the beginning of production on the second season!
At the “Gotham” Awardsline screening last week, Heller and his EPs John Stephens and Danny Cannon, who directed tonight’s episode, told Deadline that they began working on Season 2’s story line exactly a week ago. Production starts on June 22 at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, the same production locale for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”.
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Danny Cannon, executive producer of “Gotham”, promoted the season finale in an interview with the New York Post, where he talks about what’s to come for Bruce Wayne at the end of the first season, but also in the second one:
While mayhem may rule the streets of “Gotham,” there is one oasis on the show: Wayne Manor, where young Bruce (David Mazouz), still withdrawn after the season-premiere death of his parents, is about to learn “the truth about his father’s secret identity,” Cannon says.
“Season 2 asks the question: What kind of man will Bruce turn into, given the information he attains? Will he be an introvert or join society? To become Batman, a lot more damage had to be done to him. We will see the beginning of a new Bruce Wayne.”
The article also states that the second season “starts production in June at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn”.
Bruno Heller, creator of “Gotham”, talked to TV Guide about what to expect for tonight’s season finale, including what will happen to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz):
1. Bruce turns Wayne Manor upside-down! After receiving a cryptic warning from Lucious Fox (Chris Chalk) in the penultimate episode, Bruce is convinced his father’s secret(s) lie in his old office. And he and Alfred (Sean Pertwee) may find more than they anticipated. “Like many people do, Bruce discovers secrets about his parents he was not at all prepared for and make him doubt the foundation of his belief system and how he’s been living his life,” Heller says. “That leads to a stunning, life-changing discovery. He begins to understand that everyone has an inner shadow life, and that’s the psychic trigger for his long journey forward.”