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Fox's Gotham Series Casts Penguin, Alfred, and Gordon

The television series prequel to Batman, Gotham, casts a slew of familiar characters.

The Hollywood Reporter announced recently that Fox's upcoming Batman prequel television series, Gotham, has cast a few actors to the roles of some unforgettable DC characters. Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, and Ben McKenzie have all signed on to do the television series which centers around James Gordon on the force and the weird world of Gotham around him.

From left to right: Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, and Ben McKenzie               Source: IMDB
From left to right: Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, and Ben McKenzie Source: IMDB

Actor Ben McKenzie has been tapped to play James Gordon. McKenzie is most known for his work on Southland and The O.C., but he also voiced the character Batman for the Batman: Year One video. Also announced was Robin Lord Taylor as a young Oswald Cobblepot. Taylor recently played Sam on an episode of The Walking Dead. Sean Perwtee has been cast as Alfred Pennyworth, the butler to the Wayne family. Pertwee is mainly known for his voice over work in video games and a few science fiction films he's appeared in. Erin Richards has been cast as Barbara Kean, a doctor who is engaged to Gordon. Lastly, Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Captain Essen, the rookie commissioner. She will most likely be Gordon's love interest, since in the comics, they had an affair and later were married for a brief amount of time.

This is some pretty big news for the upcoming series, seeing as a villain has finally been cast and the main star of the show. Other characters, such as Catwoman, The Riddler, and the Joker are also expected to appear, and the series will eventually end with Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, much like how Smallville ended with Clark becoming Superman. More casting and Gotham news as we find out.