Fox may have just lost a big fish: Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t believe she’s returning to Batman prequel “Gotham” for Season 2.
The actress behind Fox villain Fish Mooney first made the announcement on Friday’s “Live With Kelly & Michael.” When asked about her participation on the upcoming sophomore run, Pinkett Smith told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: “I don’t think so, I signed for a year and the year’s up.”
“I’m holding out hope because, you never know, Fish Mooney could show up anywhere,” Strahan replied.
Pinkett Smith agreed: “Yeah, she could show up anywhere. You never know!”
But, probably not, in reality. Because later, Pinkett Smith simply told “Extra,” “We’re done.”
After breaking fans’ hearts, the actress teased “great things” coming up on “Gotham,” which will air four more episodes this season.
All producers would say is the following: “Fish Mooney’s storyline takes a lot of interesting twists and turns into the finale of season one of ‘Gotham.’”
Fox had no further comment.
“Gotham” has been a big hit for struggling Fox this fall season, though the comic book adaptation has settled a bit in the ratings since its strong start. As an 8 p.m. show, the Bruce Wayne origin story has been forced to be a self-starter.
Paired with a ratings slump for “Sleepy Hollow,” Monday nights have not sustained as the must-see live tune-in evening that Dana Walden and Gary Newman’s network had hoped.
“Gotham” was created by Bruno Heller.
L.A. Ross contributed to this report.