As you've previously seen on Gotham, the dead don't always stay that way. So, even though Theo Galavan delivered a fatal blow to Jerome, stabbing him in the neck, there's a good shot the leading candidate to be The Joker hasn't had his last laugh yet.
“It is 100% our intention to bring Jerome back,” executive producer John Stephens told Zap2it. Just don't expect Jerome to pop up anytime soon. Stephens says the show will build up to his resurrection over a period of time, setting the stage in Season 3 and saving the big reveal for Season 4.
“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,” he explained. “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.”
If a Season 4 does happen and Jerome is brought back to life, Stephens teased that he wouldn't be the same maniac. “He plays into the idea of transformation. When he comes back, you want to see that new version. That next step forward.”
With Season Two’s thrilling conclusion, Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city. Throughout the past season, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places. With the help of Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), a brilliant psychiatrist secretly conducting horrifying experiments for Wayne Enterprises’ black-ops program, Indian Hill, familiar faces arose, including Azrael, formerly Theo Galavan (James Frain); Mr. Freeze (guest star Nathan Darrow); and Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth, and his ally at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox, found out there are more secrets to uncover regarding the Waynes’ murders.
Heading into Season Three, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: The Penguin; Edward Nygma/The Riddler; Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman; and Barbara Kean. GOTHAM also will dive into the origin stories of The Mad Hatter and the Tweed Brothers, and will peel back the curtain on the Court of Owls.
Season 3 of Gotham will premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.