Gotham Casting: Penguin, Alfred, and More (

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Source: Variety

With the casting of Ben Mckenzie, as Detective James Gordon on Gotham, the Batman TV series prequel, we knew the rest of the cast would fall into place. Variety has reported on who will play the Penguin, Alfred, Gordon’s fiance, and the Captain of Gotham’s Police Department. 


“Robin Lord Taylor will play Oswald Cobblepot, or the man better known as DC Comics villain the Penguin. With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor”.


“Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s butler, will be played by Sean Pertwee. A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman”.


“Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Captain Essen, Detective Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad. Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop”.

“Erin Richards will play Barbara Kean, the fiance of Detective Gordon (Ben McKenzie). A sophisticated emergency doctor”.

Bruno Heller has written the pilot script for Gotham. The series takes place years before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. The role of Bruce Wayne has yet to be cast. The series will air on FOX.

What do you think Maniacs? It is coming along pretty quickly. I have never heard of Robin Lord Taylor before, but he has the right look. 
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