There are many reasons for Gotham’s success. The FOX and CTV series that traces back the origins of Bruce Wayne and the other villains that he encounters under his alter-ego of Batman was primarily unique in the way it managed to capitalize on the current popularity of comic book adaptations for the small screen.
In addition, the show’s brilliant casting offered audiences the chance to learn more about how Jim Gordon became the city’s police commissioner, why Edward Nygma was pushed into becoming the Riddler and why Oswald Cobblepot’s Penguin might be the best adversary of all time for our favorite superhero.
One of the show’s brightest stars is Canadian actress Jessica Lucas. The Vancouver-born actress plays Tabitha Galavan/Tigress on the series. Playing the femme fatale is a new kind of role for the actress but one that she has completely found her footing in.
At CTV’s 2016 upfront presentation, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lucas to discuss Gotham’s third season and her character.
We chatted about a variety of subjects including what fans can expect from the show’s third season. Jessica talked about the fact that the show will likely pick-up from where the finale concluded and that it is likely that we would see more villains on the series. We discussed the evolution of the Tabitha character into Tigress and when this metamorphosis might take place. We discussed the timeless nature of the Batman story and why audiences of all ages seem to connect to the Dark Knight. We discussed Lucas’ previous stint on the Melrose Place spin-off and whether she prefers playing the girl-next-door to the villain. The actress also discussed her use of the whip on Gotham and how much practice it took to crack it correctly.
Check out the video above!
Gotham premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on CTV and FOX.
Murtz Jaffer is the world’s foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.