This Batman-inspired TV series Gotham is sounding like it's going to be a hell of a series. It's shaping up nicely, and the rumors that are circulating have been exciting. It was recently revealed that Sons of Anarchy's Donal Logue has been offered the role of detective Harvey Bullock. Today, thanks to El Mayimbe from Latino Review, we've learned that the first villain that will be introduced from Batman's rogues gallery will be Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin! Apparently, they are currently on the hunt for an actor in his twenties to take on the role.
FREE DC SCOOP! Wanna know 1st batvillain that will appear on GOTHAM? A guy named OSWALD (20s) aka THE PENGUIN which is currently casting. RT
This is just one of several villains that will be introduced in the series. It will be cool to see who they end up casting in these villainous roles. The series will focus on James Gordon, a young Bruce Wayne, and the villains that he will grow up to fight.
"The show won't have a bunch of characters you've never heard of. We see Detective Gordon, before he's a commissioner, all the characters you know, Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, all of them. It's Gotham teetering on the edge, and we see what makes these characters become who they are, [like] Catwoman. It's an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality to it."
I'm really excited to see how this series turns out.