Thanks to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s hugely-successful Dark Knight trilogy, DC’s most bankable hero won’t be leaving the pop-culture landscape anytime soon.
As production continues on director Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman vs. Superman film, Gotham –FOX’s new television series set in the world of Batman – has found its Alfred and The Penguin.
On Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Sean Pertwee (Doctor Who) will play Bruce Wayne’s butler and guardian, while newcomer Robin Lord Taylor has been cast as a very young (and skinny) version of the villain Oswald Cobblepot.
Veteran film and TV actor Donal Logue was also cast as fan-favorite Harvey Bullock, a jaded Gotham detective working to keep the corrupt streets of Gotham safe.
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The pilot, which shoots in March, centers on a young Lt. Jim Gordon (The OC’s Ben McKenzie) and his relationship with his newest case: a recently-orphaned Bruce Wayne.
While Gotham lacks any official ties to Nolan’s films, it will at least feel tonally in line with the film series, offering a gritty, grounded take on a 12-year-old Wayne growing up surrounded by his future rogue’s gallery.
Gotham is set to air on FOX later this Fall.
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