Gotham is bring one of the newer Batman villains to their corrupted little city this week. Professor Pyg is the creation of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely from the pages of Batman #666 (October 2007). The character, real named Lazlo Valentin, will be played by Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris and rumor has it that Pyg will be performing a musical number. We get our first good look at him in the video below where he is holding Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) hostage.
Now, for those who aren't familiar with the swine themed villain, Professor Pyg is a deranged schizophrenic that is obsessed with making people 'perfect'. He does this through surgery to turn them into Dollotrons, which is a process where he lobotomizes his victims and permanently bonds a doll face onto their own. His surgical tolls include a cordless drill, a hammer and an ice pick. The name is shortened from Pygmalion. Grant Morrison described the character: "One of the weirdest, most insane characters that's ever been in Batman. We hear a lot about Batman facing crazy villains but we tried to make this guy seem genuinely disturbed and disconnected."
Professor Pyg won't be a one-and-done villain. Cerveris is listed for at least 4 episode of Gotham this season and maybe more.
Gotham airs Thursdays at 8 PM on Fox.