Even though we got our first look at Jamie Chung ("Once Upon a Time") as Valerie Vale, the new investigative reporter at the Gotham Gazette and the aunt of of Vicki Vale, several weeks ago in a "Production Has Begun" promo for Season 3, Fox has now released (via TV Line) an official image.
Where do we find Vale when the season starts? “You find Valerie in the midst of it all asking the tough questions, trying to get to the core of the story,” Chung told TV Line. “I think the question is whose skin she doesn’t get under. She’ll gives the cops a lead, but continues to show up — and that makes it difficult for them to do their job.”
TV Line also reports that Vale will come from a family of lawmen. Perhaps, that's why she is attracted to a certain detective-turned-bounty hunter. “Valerie quickly realizes the kind of danger one can experience when ‘dating’ Jim Gordon….”
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.