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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.

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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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