Just a few days after it was announced that Ben McKenzie has been cast as a young James Gordon in Fox’s upcoming Batman-less police drama, titled Gotham, Variety has broken the news that even more cast members have been confirmed for the show.
Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin. Here is how his character is described on the show: "With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.”
Also, Sean Pertwee has been cast as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s iconic butler. Here he is described as “A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.”
Additionally Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Captain Essen, Gordon’s boss on the homicide squad in Gotham. She was created by Frank Miller in Batman: Year One, and is best known for the affair she had with Gordon while he was still married to Barbara, who will be played by Erin Richards in the series.
Bruno Heller wrote the script for the Gotham pilot, which will be directed by Danny Cannon. The project has as series commitment at Fox, but there is no word yet on when filming will begin.