Paul Reubens Joins ‘Gotham’ as Penguin’s Dad

Robin Lord Taylor had the honor of breaking the news that Paul Reubens will be guest starring on Fox’s Gotham. Reubens will be playing Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin’s father on the comic book-inspired drama airing on Monday nights. The series just kicked off its second season, titled “Rise of the Villains,” with Ben McKenzie, Erin Richards, Morena Baccarin, Donal Logue, and Cory Michael Smith back in starring roles. Also just confirmed, Michael Chiklis will be playing Captain Barnes on season two.

Lord Taylor broke the news during the show’s panel at the New York Comic Con. “So we’re all familiar with Oswald’s mother, the fabulous, fabulous Carol Kane,” said Lord Taylor, according to Entertainment Weekly. “We don’t know a lot about his father. We just found out that I do have a father and he will be showing up very soon, and he will be played by none other than Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman! He’s playing my dad! What! The! Hell!”

Reubens, who is best known for the iconic character Pee-wee Herman, actually played Penguin’s father once before. He tackled the role in Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns in which the Penguin was played by Danny DeVito.