Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed she will not return for the second season of crime TV series ‘Gotham’.
Smith, who played Maria Mercedes ‘Fish’ Mooney in the first season based on characters appearing in DC Comics in their ‘Batman’ franchise, said she only signed a one-year deal for the Fox drama, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The 43-year-old actress made the announcement Friday on ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ when she was asked directly about her future with the drama from showrunner Bruno Heller.
“I don’t think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up,” Pinkett Smith said.
“But there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham, believe you me. There’s a lot of good stuff coming.”
‘Gotham’ producers have responded with a generic statement that neither confirms nor denies Pinkett Smith’s exit.
“Fish Mooney’s storyline takes a lot of interesting twists and turns into the finale of season one of Gotham.”