Since the premise for FOX’s Batman prequel was first announced way back when, fans have been waiting for a moment that looks like this one: Is the Joker coming to Gotham this week?
Cameron Monaghan (Shameless) will play a character named Jerome, who show creator Bruno Heller hints may or may not end up being the iconic Batman villain. The FOX promo spot for this week’s episode teases that Gotham’s newest villain “is no joke.”
“All I can promise is that’s not a bait and switch,” Heller told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a long game we’re playing here. … What I can guarantee is that you have to follow that brilliant young actor Cameron Monaghan down the line, and you will see how this leads to the character we all know and love.”
Check out the teaser spot below, followed by the rest of this week’s sci-fi and fantasy line-up!
Also this week: The Flash deals with the fallout of Robbie’s explosion, and on Arrow Oliver faces off against an old enemy on the island. Cole learns that recent events have created an alternate reality in the year 2043 on 12 Monkeys, and an outbreak threatens to overwhelm the abbey on Helix.
“The Blind Fortune Teller.” Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins to the circus, but the day turns quickly when the circus comes under attack. Then, Falcone enlists Butch Gilzean to help Penguin with the night club, while Fish Mooney is otherwise occupied.
“Awakening.” Ichabod and Abbie fight against those who want to re-awaken a powerful witch coven and Jenny learns a disturbing truth about Frank Irving.
The CW, 8/7c
“Fallout.” When General Eiling targets Firestorm, Ronnie and Dr. Stein must decide if they are safer together or apart. Meanwhile, Mason Bridge tells Iris that there is something secretive going on at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Stein gives Barry some important information about time travel.
“Snafu.” Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized.
The CW, 8/7c
“The Return.” Malcolm puts Oliver and Thea in a dangerous situation that lands them on Lian Yu with Oliver’s former enemy, Deathstroke. A flashback reveals when Oliver and Maseo returned to Starling City to retrieve the Omega bio weapon, and despite being under strict orders from Amanda Waller not to reveal himself to anyone, Oliver looks in on his family, Laurel and Tommy.
The CW, 9/8c
“Resurrection.” Clarke begins to question Lexa’s leadership decisions. Abby struggles to help an injured Kane. Indra continues to push Octavia. Meanwhile, at Mount Weather, Jasper steps up into the role of leader, and Cage throws Maya into a life threatening situation.
“The Red Forest.” Cole risks his future to save Dr. Railly after the tragic events of the Night Room create an alternate reality in 2043.
“M. Domestica.” The CDC team are forced to work together when another outbreak threatens to overwhelm the Abbey.
Grimm returns Friday, March 20.
“The Distance.” After a spectacular storm, Rick and the group meet a seemingly friendly person.
What are YOUR top picks for this week?