How Jerome's Next Arc On Gotham Will Be Different From The Others
Superhero shows and movies are everywhere nowadays. With three shared universes and a bevy of TV shows currently airing on the small screen, it seems like you can't turn a corner without bumping into superhero in tights. But some properties are attempting to shake up the genre, including Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham. Gotham uses the beloved Batman mythology and characters, but isn't afraid to take risks and plot changes that are unique from the source material. And perhaps no villain is quite a popular as Jerome, who is the show's current stand-in for a Joker character. And now we know where Jerome is headed during his appearance in Season 4: someplace wholly original from the comics. Gotham co-executive producer Bryan Wynbrandt recently teased Jerome's arc, saying:
It looks like Jerome will be stepping out of The Joker's shadow a bit this season, while also very much filling in the anarchist space that is current void of the Clown Prince of Crime.
It should be interesting to see exactly how Gotham allows Jerome more room to grow as a character. We know he'll be teaming up with fellow villain The Penguin this season, so perhaps Cobblepot will help the Joker prototype spread his wings and take a stronger hold on the city.
And while Jerome's role on Gotham has always been tertiary, it looks like his action in Season 4 may affect the show moving forward in a big way. In his same conversation with ComicBook, Bryan Wynbrandt teased Jerome's important role in the future of the series, saying:
Alas, we'll just have to wait and see as Gotham continues forward in it fourth season, complete with Jerome.
Gotham airs new episodes Thursdays on FOX. Be sure to check out our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the axe.
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