Finally! The world has been waiting in anticipation on one of the most iconic villains of all time – The Joker – in the Gotham series!

After recently confirming that the Joker would be teased before the end of Gotham‘s first season, a new promo for Episode 16 “The Blind Fortune Teller” reveals that The Joker is finally here.

According to the official plot synopsis for the episode, the character in question is named Jerome, to be played by Shameless‘ Cameron Monaghan. Since the actual origin story of the ‘Clown Prince of Crime’ is intentionally vague in the comic books, the show’s writers have plenty of room to craft their own version. From what little is known, Jerome looks to be a long way away from his criminal career (in terms of years, at least).

Gordon takes Dr. Leslie Thompkins (guest star Morena Baccarin) 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. Also, Bruce Wayne schedules a meeting with the Wayne Enterprises board in the all-new “The Blind Fortune Teller” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-116) (TV-14 D, L, V).

Guest Cast: Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean; Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins; Carol Kane as Gertrude Kapelput; Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz; Dashiell Eaves as Kelly; James Monroe Iglehart as Ringmaster; Robert Gorrie as John Grayson; Abbi Snee as Mary Lloyd; Cameron Monaghan as Jerome.

What do you think? Is he the “perfect match” for The Joker character? We think so! That laugh gave us the chills!

Thanks to ScreenRant for the update: