Because this is what Gotham needed: Another iconic villain! As a kid!
During a panel for Stan Lee’s Comikaze event, Gotham director Danny Cannon revealed the Fox show will add the Scarecrow this season. “We’re breaking the story now,” Cannon said, and Fox confirmed the addition to EW.
According to Zap2It, the villain will be seen as a child, before he takes on the Scarecrow name. “In fact, it’s something that will be passed on to him from his father, which will create an eventual enemy for Batman while still having a possible adversary for Jim Gordon.”
Last week we suggested seven ways to improve Gotham as ratings are slipping. (Adding villains more slowly was one of the suggestions.) This calls for Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars prequel rant: