The Batman inspired TV series Gotham seems to be coming together nicely. It was recently announced that Ben McKenzie would play a young Jim Gordon, who will be the main character in the series. We now have casting for the Penguin, Alfred Pennyworth, Gordon's boss, and his fiancé. I've also included the descriptions of the characters in the series (via: Variety.)
Robin Lord Taylor has been perfectly cast to play Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin. The guy looks creepy as hell. "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."
Sean Pertwee will play Alfred Pennyworth. Described 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 will play Captain Essen, who is 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 take on the role of Barbara Kean, "the fiance of Detective Gordon (McKenzie). A sophisticated emergency doctor, Kean stands by her husband amid the corrupt world of Gotham."
The series explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that infested Gotham. The series will also feature young Bruce Wayne, who is yet to be cast. Stay tuned for more details on what is sure to be an amazing series!
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