Jerome Valeska is the 18-year-old villain who appeared in Season One of Gotham. Now, the suspected young Joker, is back with a vengeance on Season 2. The Maniax member is described as “a living, ticking time bomb.” And he’s about to meet a man “who realizes how to access that and utilize it in a way that’s extremely destructive on a more massive level than what Jerome had previously been.” Gulp.
That description of Jerome is provided by the actor who portrays him, Cameron Monaghan. The 22-year-old redhead is best known for his roles as Ian Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless, and as Asher in the 2014 dystopian film The Giver with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. You can see Monaghan (and Bella Thorne — they play twins!) on the big screen again in Amityville: The Awakening, which will be released on April 15, 2016. Gotham airs Mondays at 8pm on Fox.