Jada Pinkett Smith says she isn’t planning on returning to Gotham in season 2
Jada Pinkett Smith’s character on Gotham has seen better days, and as she tries to survive in her new isolated home/prison, viewers have been wondering if she will ever make it out alive. On that note, things may not get much better for the former crime-boss.
In a recent interview, Jada Pinkett Smith stated that she won’t be returning to Fox’s “Gotham” when the show comes back for season two, causing fans on social-media sites to instantly wonder if she will be killed-off in the first season.
Smith appeared on “Live With Kelly and Michael” earlier this morning, and during her interview she was asked if she would be returning to the hit show for the sophomore season. Smith replied, “I don’t think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up. But, there are some great things coming ahead on ‘Gotham,’ believe you me, there’s a lot of good stuff coming.”
On the show Smith plays Fish Mooney, the mobster that helped The Penguin (played by Robin Lord Taylor) rise to power. In the end the Penguin betrayed Mooney, and she is now fighting to stay alive in a bizarre, isolated manor that harvests the organs of derelicts and prisoners.
Smith went on to say, “I get to play a character who gets to do extreme things, she’s evil, that’s always fun,” but Smith insisted that she was “having a good time” making the show. Strahan simply added, “you never know, Fish Mooney could show up anywhere!” With that Smith smiled and agreed, “She could show up anywhere, you never know.”
Killing off Smith’s character wouldn’t be a total surprise. Her character was one of a few major roles in the series, not based on a character from the original Batman comics. When Smith was added to the cast as Fish Mooney, many believed that Smith was chosen so that the character’s eventual death would add some gravitas to the series finale, and since Smith has become a sort of fan-favorite in the series, it seems that the trick worked perfectly. Fox and Warner Bros. TV have have not confirmed any of the future plot points of Jada Pinkett Smith’s character at this time.