‘Gotham’s ‘Mad City’ is on Fire in This Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

Ben McKenzie of Gotham
Ben McKenzie of Gotham

When a young Catwoman (Kittenwoman? Catteen?) purrs that “stuff is gonna go down and it’s gonna be juicy,” y’all better pay attention!

Gotham is back for Season 3 next week and if this exclusive first look at the “Mad City” arc is any hint, things are so far off the chain, even Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) may not be able to bring peace to the place. “I know it sounds cliche, but it does feel like a new show,” says executive producer John Stephens. “It feels exciting in a different way…everybody has stepped up.”

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Good thing too, because last year’s “‘Rise of the Villains” looks like a tea party compared to what the Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel) is bringing with him. On top of that, we have Fish (Jada Pinkett Smith) building an army of Indian Hill’s escapees, what is clearly a partnership between Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) and Nygma (Cory Michael Smith), and Drinking Jim Gordon (aka the best Gordon) sparking all over the joint with Valerie Vale (Jamie Chung)…who is already more interesting to us than her aunt Vicki from the Michael Keaton Batman movie, TBH. Oh, and a villain combo meal of Barbara (Erin Richards) and Tabitha (Jessica Lucas)? Sign us the hell up!

So check out the clip right here and let us know in the comments if you’re booking a visit to “Mad City” this season.

Gotham‘s third season premieres Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7c on Fox.