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Gotham‘s Proto-Joker Jerome is Coming Back

Cameron Monaghan as Jerome/Joker on 'Gotham'

Gotham fans who fell in love with the show’s proto-Joker Jerome (played by Cameron Monaghan) get a wish come true today.

Jerome is coming back… but not as soon as you might hope.

Producer John Stephens says Jerome will return from the dead in Season 4 but that his influence on Gotham will be felt in Season 3. His comments were reported by io9:

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.

Gotham‘s Joker, Cameron Monaghan, hinted that he was still tied to the Joker role in response to a fan’s question on Twitter regarding whether he’d watched Suicide Squad. Monaghan said, “No. Too much personal attachment to the material/role right now. Don’t want the recent portrayal clouding my judgment.”

Gotham Season 3 premieres on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 8pm EST.SuperFable