Even though he was apparently killed by Theo Galavan in Season 2 of Gotham, Jerome, the leading candidate to eventually become The Joker, is coming back to the FOX television series. And today, Cameron Monaghan, the 23-year-old actor that portrays the murderous character, posted a new video on Instagram teasing his return.
"Hello, Gotham," Monaghan says in the video (only contains audio), before busting out a lengthy laugh that sounds like a mix of the laughs Heath Ledger (2008's The Dark Knight), Mark Hamill (DC animated universe), and Jack Nicholson (1989's Batman) used when they portrayed The Clown Prince of Crime.
Last month, Jerome's return was confirmed by executive producer John Stephens. Though he didn't say how Jermome will be resurrected, Stephens did say his return will be built up throughout the upcomin season and big reveal is being saved 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," Stephens told Zap2it. "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."
Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce's doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens.
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, and Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes.
Guest Cast: Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale, James Carpinello as Mario, Tonya Pinkins as Ethel Peabody, Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James, and Clare Foley as Ivy Pepper.
Season 3 premiere of Gotham, "Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell…," will air Monday, September 19 at 8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT on FOX.