One of the city’s first villains, Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), will return from the dead and wreak havoc in the upcoming season 3 of FOX’s “Gotham.”
Executive producer Danny Cannon took to Twitter tease the character’s comeback. He posted an image of the antagonist looking somewhat different from her original form, the caption reads, “#gothamseason3 Mooney’s entrance.”
Viewers may remember that Mooney first appeared back in the freshman run when she was still the boss of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) also known as the Penguin. The latter betrayed her and brainwashed her trusty assistant Butch Gilzean (Drew Powell). The three had an altercation that led to Mooney’s demise when Cobblepot pushed her into the sea.
According to Screen Rant, Dr. Hugo Strange (BD Wong) has reanimated Mooney along with other previous villains when he was working on his underground experiments for the Court of Owls. The chief of Psychiatry in Arkham Asylum has reportedly infused her DNA with that of a cuttlefish.
In a teaser shared by the network, it turns out that although the character has been dead for quite some time, she still has the memories of her past life intact. “I said, my name is Fish Mooney b****,” she claims.
Other lawbreakers that are touted to arrive to Gotham include Mad Hatter and Poison Ivy. The latter was first introduced as a little orphan obsessed with botany, Ivy Pepper (Clare Foley). FOX has recast the role in order to have an older version of the character that will now be portrayed by Maggie Geha.
Blastr notes that since the character will now be older, some wonder if Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) will get the same treatment. The narrative is deemed to have a time jump wherein the young Batman will have his own adventures not dependent on anyone else while Gordon (Ben McKenzie) deals with the locals. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.
Season 3 of “Gotham” premieres on the small screen on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.