Jada Pinkett Smith to return on 'Gotham'

The actress will reprise Fish Mooney for a multi-episode storyline.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   Jan. 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jada Pinkett Smith will return on Gotham after all.

Fox confirmed the 44-year-old actress will reprise Fish Mooney in "a multi-episode arc during the second half of Season 2" on social media Friday, despite the character's apparent death in the Season 1 finale.

Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller previously hinted at Fish's return, telling TV Line, "I would definitely not assume anything in a town like Gotham... It's very unpredictable, the comic book world." Details about how the character will return are unknown.

Smith played Fish, an ambitious member of the Falcone crime family, throughout Season 1, and announced her departure from the show in March. She told Live! with Kelly and Michael at the time she "signed for a year and the year is up."

"I did my year and I had a good time," she later told Extra. "I've always been a comic book fan so it was definitely a dream to be able to participate in an origin story of Batman with an original character. Who would have thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to do that?"

Gotham takes place during Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) childhood, and focuses on a young Det. James Gordon (Ben McKenzie). The series co-stars Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, and will return from mid-season break Feb. 29.

Smith recently made headlines for declaring she will boycott the 2016 Oscars due to a lack of diversity in nominations. Her husband, Will Smith, later announced he will support the actress, saying, "We're uncomfortable to stand there and say that this is okay."

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