If you made it through season one of Fox’s Gotham, you’ll probably concur that the introduction of Jerome in episode sixteen was a major highlight of the up-and-down debut season. Played by Cameron Monaghan, Jerome threw the rumor mill into a tizzy when he gave the camera a wry smile and a Joker-esque laugh. Since Gotham is the prequel to all things Batman, fans took to the internet with torrid excitement at the prospect of a young Joker. Watch the clip below, as Jerome goes from a sad, unsuspecting teen who changes in the blink of an eye:
On his Instagram account yesterday, Monaghan posted a picture of himself that only fueled the fire that his character is in fact the Joker, which showrunner Bruno Heller told The Hollywood Reporter would have a heavy focus in season two.
Be sure to check out season two’s premiere on Fox on September 21st.
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