New 'Gotham' Teasers Hint at Dangerous Alliances and Batcaves (Exclusive)

'Gotham'
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The Batman prequel from The Mentalist mastermind Bruno Heller earned an early second-season renewal after averaging a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers. It ranks as the season's No. 1 broadcast drama overall among men 18-49 and men 18-34. Its series premiere — 6.0 in the advertiser-coveted demo — outperformed The Blacklist and Scorpion and delivered Fox's highest-rated fall drama debut in 14 years. 

Things are going to get darker in the second season of Fox's Gotham.

Two new teasers for the show, based on DC Entertainment's Batman mythos, will be aired Thursday night during the finale of Wayward Pines, teasing future events for James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and the rest of the citizens of America's grimmest city. THR has an exclusive look at both ahead of their on-air debuts.

In one of the teasers, titled "Hungry," Gordon is seen appealing to Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) for assistance, much to the latter's amusement, while the second teaser, "The Cave," shows Bruce follow up on the mysterious discovery made in his father's office at the end of the show's first year. (Spoiler: expect to hear some bats as Bruce talks about a "true calling.") Both teasers feature the tagline "Rise of the Villains."

The show returns for its second season Sept. 21 on Fox. Watch both teasers below.