Gotham City is a getting a bit more scary this fall.
The Fox series Gotham has released a new "Dark Band" trailer approved for "Gotham citizens ready for a Dark Knight", recapping some of the show craziest moments and giving us a good look at what's coming up in Season 4.
The four minute trailer opens with fleeting images of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) as a prototype Batman, standing on a rooftop at night wearing a black mask and some body armor. We hear a voiceover from Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee), who tells Bruce "You gotta find something that you really care about, and you protect it at all costs." From, there we get an edited recap of the show's first three seasons.
At around the 2 minute, 14 second mark, we hear those same words from Alfred once again, as we begin to see new footage from Season 4.
"I can make a difference in a Gotham, Alfred," says Bruce. "I know I can."
"It's dangerous," replies Alfred. "You are engaging villains, Master Bruce."
Next, we see The Scarecrow, who was previously introduced as Jonathan Crane in the first season episode "The Fearsome Dr. Crane", played by Charlie Tahan. "Jonathan Crane isn't here anymore," says the villain as he sprays various people with fear gas. "It's just The Scarecrow."
One of Scarecrow's victims is left for the GCPD, trussed up in a field like an actual scarecrow, and he warns Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) that the Scarecrow is coming.
The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) confronts Gordon at GCPD headquarters as the press takes pictures and scribbles notes furiously. "The GCPD can no longer keep us safe," says the Penguin.
"I am not giving this city over to the Penguin," Gordon tells Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue).
"This is a war," replies Bullock. "Not one battle."
Meanwhile, we find Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) cornered by a street gang in an alley and she asks them to let her go. "Not a chance," says the gang leader.
"Don't say I didn't warn you," replies Selina as she pulls out her bullwhip and proceeds to take out the entire gang.
Next, the Scarecrow corners Gordon menacingly. "All right, Mr. Cop, let's have some fun," he remarks, spraying Gordon with his fear gas. "I wonder, what scares you the most?"
From there, we go to the Penguin's new Iceberg Lounge, featuring the still-frozen Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) as the club's centerpiece display. Presumably, this is the Iceberg Lounge's opening night, because Bruce, Alfred and Selina are in attendance. Alfred tells Bruce, "There is a time for masks and there is a time for Bruce Wayne."
Bruce and Selina share a moment on a rooftop, as Selina balances herself on the edge. "You don't know anything about me," she tells Bruce.
Next, Bruce talks to Alfred about his new nighttime crimefighting activities. "Alfred, I feel more alive than I've ever felt before."
Later, at GPCD headquarters, Lucius Fox (Chris Chalk) confronts Bruce about his battered face. "Rough night, Bruce? Get into a fight?"
"Rock climbing," lies Alfred as we glimpse images of Bruce in action.
After we hear some various lines delivered by several characters and glimpse Selina wearing a mask, Lucius opens a briefcase, showing Bruce and Alfred some body armor he's designed. "It is a thin kevlar weave with reinforced forearm protection. Extremely lightweight, and actually, bulletproof. You know, for rock climbing."
Bruce is shown on another rooftop, fully garbed in the black mask and body armor. "I'm going down for a closer look," he says to Alfred over a radio.
Alfred sits in a car nearby, listening to Bruce over a headset. "How did I know you were going to say that?"
If you'd like to watch the "Dark Band" trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Gotham YouTube account...
Gotham returns for Season 4 on Thursday, September 21st at 8 p.m. EST.