Yes, it would have been terrific to have Scarecrow hit Gotham just in-time for Halloween but that’s not sweeps. Executive producer Danny Cannon confirmed that the Scarecrow will be joining the cast of villains on Gotham at the Stan Lee Comikaze Expo earlier today, to a very excited crowd.

Set before Batman prowled the streets as the Dark Knight, Gotham is doing wonderfully on FOX as a freshman series. Ratings are sure to spike when the iconic Scarecrow joins the cast later this season, though an exact episode was not given at this time. The only small downside to the downsized Bruce Wayne (he’s only a child in the series played by David Mazouz) is that the Scarecrow will also be a young-boy in this installment, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be equally as terrifying as the adult Scarecrow.

The network wouldn’t give specifics for the character, telling us that the Scarecrow is still under development at this time. In the show Det. Jim Gordon (played bt Ben McKenzie) is just meeting and interacting with all of these characters, before become the iconic villains, many of whom are just now rising to power within Gotham’s seedy underbelly. Scarecrow joins Oswald Cobblepot’s Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), The Riddler’s Edward Nigma (Cory Michael Smith), and Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith).