Just on the heel of casting Southland‘s Ben McKenzie to play Commissioner Gordon, Fox has announced more members of its Gotham cast.
Robin Lord Taylor will be joining the series as Oswald Cobblepot, better known as the Penguin. Having “the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.” Taylor has made several guest appearances, most recently on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon) has also signed on as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler. “A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.”
Further, Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice) has been cast in the role of Captain Essen, Detective Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department who “balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop.”
Erin Richards (Being Human) will play Barbara Kean, Gordon’s fiance: “A sophisticated emergency room doctor, Barbara is the fiancée of James Gordon, joyful but with an edge of vulnerability. She stands by her future husband…which can be difficult in a world as corrupt as Gotham.”
Young Bruce Wayne has yet to be cast, though it has been noted that he will be featured in the drama.
What do you think of Gotham’s newest residents? Intriguing character descriptions, for sure.