Cory Michael Smith has been cast in the role of Edward Nygma in the new Batman-inspired series Gotham. Nygma eventually becomes the Riddler. The drama will explore the origin story of Gotham police commissioner James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie.
Nygma is a brilliant yet socially awkward forensic scientist who’s eccentric and outgoing and desperate to be liked. As of right now, this is only a guest spot in the pilot episode that is currently being shot. It could – and should – turn into a regular role, though. It's the freakin' Riddler!
Smith joins the rest of the cast, which includes Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, and Camren Bicondova.
Smith most recently worked on the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge with Frances McDormand, a movie called Carol, opposite Cate Blanchett, and Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart.