Like many of the most popular shows on the air, the death of any character on Fox's Gotham doesn't mean we won't see them again. Fans all thought characters like Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Theo Gallivan (James Frain) would be resurrected through the nefarious experiments of Hugo Strange (BD Wong) this season. Today we have word that another beloved character will also be back in Season 3, Cameron Monaghan's Jerome, a.k.a. The Joker.
Jerome was first introduced towards the end of Season 1, with fans assuming that this young criminal is in fact The Joker. However, his death early on in Season 2 shocked many, with the producers teasing that his presence would continue to be felt throughout the series. In a new interview with Zap2It, executive producer John Stephens teases that Jerome will be back, but it may not be as soon as you think.
"It is 100% our intention to bring Jerome back. We're going to be playing it again this year and basically extending the idea of the cult of Jerome. We're building the architecture for him to come back.You'll have these underground movements that have started to talk about Jerome and what he represented and how he's going to come back like in the days of John the Baptist. Setting the stage that if there is a Season 4, hopefully we'll bring that back in a much bigger way and you'll see these different versions of the Joker myth."
Of course, the producers don't know whether or not Gotham will get a Season 4 renewal or not, but it seems that we won't be seeing Jerome for quite some time. Still, John Stephens promises that when he does come back, his reintroduction will be "fantastic," without sharing too many details. Here's what he had to say below.
"He plays into the idea of transformation. When he comes back, you want to see that new version. That next step forward."
Before Jerome can return, though, there will be a few new characters surfacing this season, such as Valerie Vale (Jamie Chung) the aunt of iconic DC character Vicki Vale, and the new Poison Ivy, a 19-year-old version of the character played by Maggie Geha, replacing Clare Foley. John Stephens revealed that her Ivy's new look will happen thanks to a creature that escaped from Indian Hill, who "has the power to age people." The producer also teased that this character often uses this ability to kill people, but sometimes he doesn't get to "complete the process." Take a look at these new photos of Valerie Vale and Poison Ivy, and stay tuned for more on Gotham Season 3.