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Gotham Casts Jamie Chung

Gotham Casts Once Upon a Time's Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale

Gotham is lifting its Vale of secrecy around one of Season 3’s most anticipated characters.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Once Upon a Time warrior Jamie Chung has been cast in the recurring role of Valerie Vale. Gotham Gazette‘s newest hire, Valerie is a crackerjack reporter dead set on uncovering the truth behind Indian Hill. Confident and dogged, she will do anything to get the scoop, and soon sets her sights on Gordon, who she believes is the key lead in her story.

It’s not clear what connection, if any, Valerie has to that other Vale, DC Comics icon Vicki. UPDATE: A source confirms that Valerie is Vicki’s aunt.

As TVLine previously reported, Gotham‘s upcoming third season will also mark the arrival of the Mad Hatter as well as usher in a bigger, badder Ivy Pepper.

Additionally, the Season 2 finale teased the entrance of Bruce Wayne’s long-haired doppelgänger, a development exec producer John Stephens told TVLine is “in line with all the other story we’ve been telling [in Season 2], but one piece that we’ve kept hidden,” adding that with the release of Strange’s bus full of monsters, “the nature of the city of Gotham will change.”

Gotham‘s third season is set to debut on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8/7.