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Fox's 'Gotham' Casts Major Roles

– by Laura Frances

MCDHOIS EC006 Fox and Warner Bros. Television have announced the casting of a number of characters for the upcoming show Gotham.

Robin Lord Taylor (Accepted, The Walking Dead) joins the cast as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin). His character is described as follows: With 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.

Sean Pertwee (Alan Partridge, Event Horizon) will play Alfred Pennyworth, as Bruce Wayne's butler. He's described as follows: 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.

The series has also cast Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice) as Gordon's boss at the GCPD, Captain Essen, and Erin Richards (Being HumanMerlin) as Gordon's fiancee, Barbara Kean.

The pilot episode was written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), and he'll also serve as executive producer of the series. The pilot episode will be directed by Danny Cannon (CSI, Nikita).

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