Fox's Gotham Casts A Penguin, An Alfred And A Fiancee For Gordon
More iconic DC characters are headed for Fox's Gotham, as the network announced today that they have cast a quartet of new actors to join Ben McKenzie, who landed the role of Detective Jim Gordon.
Robin Lord Taylor, who played Sam on The Walking Dead, has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot, better known as the Penguin. In this version, Cobblepot is "a low-level psychopath who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor."
An Alfred Pennyworth has also been cast and will be played by Sean Pertwee. An ex-marine, this Alfred is a loyal employee of the Waynes, who becomes young Bruce's fierce protector after the death of his parents.
Barbara Kean, Jim's emergency room doctor fiancee, will be played by Welsh actress Erin Richards. Barbara is described as "joyful, but with an edge of vulnerability," and stands by her man even as corruption sweeps the city.
And finally, Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Capt. Essen, Gordon's boss at the Gotham Police Department.