‘Gotham’ producer teases Mr. Freeze’s tragic origin and Hugo Strange

Gotham is in the middle of a long winter hiatus, but it will be back on February 29th. We last left off with the introduction of Mr. Freeze, and executive producer Bruno Heller told TV Guide what fans can expect to see from his origin story.

“We’re taking it back to the roots of the origin story,” Heller said. “It’s about him and his wife before he became a bad guy, how he became a bad guy. It’s very much a story of the heart rather than a story about technology and super-villainy. It’s a doomed romance. It will make people cry.”

We’ll also get to see B.D. Wong’s Hugo Strange for the first time when Gotham returns.

“He’s very much not a ‘mwa-ha-ha’ villain,” Heller says. “He is a man filled with the joys of science. He doesn’t think of himself in any way as a bad person. He is the essence of scientific progress and the joy of hope for the future that science promises. He shows us how even that sensibility can be warped into something evil if wrongly used.”