Gotham Finds Its Penguin and Alfred

Gotham Casts Penguin and Alfred
Robin Lord Taylor (Courtesy of IMDB)
WB announced the addition of four more actors to the cast of Gotham, based on the DC Comics characters. The new dramatic series is set to star Southland‘s Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon in an origin story that centers on Commissioner Gordon and the famous Gotham villains (don’t expect to see Batman popping in to save the city). Bruno Heller (Rome) and Danny Cannon executive produce the new show, with Cannon directing the pilot from a script by Heller.
 
Joining McKenzie are Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean.
 
The Gotham Character Descriptions, Courtesy of WB:
 
Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin): With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.
 
Captain Essen: Gordon’s boss at the GCPD Homicide Squad, Captain Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop.
 
Alfred Pennyworth: A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.
 
Barbara Kean: A sophisticated emergency room doctor, Barbara is the fiancée of James Gordon, joyful but with an edge of vulnerability. She stands by her future husband…which can be difficult in a world as corrupt as Gotham.
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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