Ed Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) and Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) formed an unexpected alliance in “Gotham” Season 2, and the two villains are going to take their friendship to the next level in Season 3.
“The dynamic is going to change so much! Their friendship is just kind of starting and Oswald was this refugee and then he disappeared, so now there’s this time jump into Season 3.” Smith told Briotainment. “I’m out of Arkham as a free man, not a fugitive, so I have this amazing opportunity for rebirth.”
Cobblepot used to stay in Nygma’s apartment, but for Season 3, Cobblepot is thrown out and he is trying to deal with Nygma’s advice of not getting attached to anyone or anything.
“Oswald gets things done, but Ed is smart. I think the writers are aware of how much we adore each other, so there’s a lot of mutual adoration between the characters,” said Smith.
Despite going their separate ways, Smith guarantees that Nygma will still have a lot of interactions with Cobblepot because the two are simply funny together.
“I like Gotham when Ed is able to bring in some comedy. He feels really comfortable around Oswald, so we’re going to see that side of him emerge a lot,” he said.
Aside from Nygma and Cobblepot, other villains from past seasons will also be making a comeback. One of these is The Joker (Cameron Monaghan), who died in Season 2. Executive producer John Stephens said they are already planning his resurrection.
“It is 100 percent our intention to bring Jerome back,” he told Zap2It. “We’re going to be playing it again this year and basically extending the idea of the cult of Jerome. We’re building the architecture for him to come back.”
Meanwhile, co-executive producer Ken Woodruff told IGN that they might have already introduced Harley Quinn in the past two seasons, and fans might have just missed her.
“You may have already seen Harley as a person that you thought you had met and known for a long time. So we always reserve the right to sort of do that as well,” said Woodruff.
“Gotham” will return on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on Fox.