Television

Four cast in Fox’s “Gotham”

Gotham City has some new residents-four to be specific.

The cast of Gotham. Top (left to right) : Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Zabryna Guevara (Sarah Essen); Bottom (left to right) Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean).

A few days after announcing the casting of Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Warner Bros. Television announced the additions of Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Zabryna Guevara, and Erin Richards in Fox’s Batman Origin Series Gotham.

Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his minor roles on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the 2005 film Accepted, will play Oswald Cobblepot, best known as Batman’s nemesis The Penguin. Taylor’s portrayal of Cobblepot has been described as “a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.” Taylor will be the third live action portrayal of The Penguin, following the footsteps of Burgess Meredith of the 1960’s Batman television series (and feature film) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns).

Sean Pertwee (Camelot, Elementary, Goal! The Dream Begins) will play Alfred Pennyworth, making him the second Alfred casting in 2014. Jeremy Irons was cast as Alfred for the Superman/Batman movie back in January. His character has been described as “a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, who has loyally served the Wayne family. In the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.”

Erin Richards (Breaking In, Being Human) will play Barbara Kean, an ER doctor who is engaged to Gordon. Richards is the second actress to portray Barbara Kean, with the first played by Melinda McGraw in 2008’s The Dark Knight.  In the comics, Barbara Kean is Gordon’s first wife.

Zabryna Guevara (3 lbs, Burn Notice) will play Captain Sarah Essen, Jim Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department. Guevara will be the first live action portrayal of Sarah Essen. In the comics, Essen became romantically involved with Gordon and eventually become Gordon’s second wife.

Based off characters created by Bob Kane, Gotham is created by Bruno Heller (Elementary, HBO’s Rome) and will air on FOX during the 2014-15 television season.

Information from Variety was used in this post.

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