Following the news that Southland star Ben McKenzie will play Detective James Gordon in their upcoming series Gotham, Fox and Warner Bros. Television have announced the casting of four more characters for the show.
Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) will appear as Bruce Wayne’s butler and father figure, Alfred Pennyworth. Pertwee’s Alfred appears to be somewhat based on the Geoff Johns “Batman: Earth One” version as he’s described as follows:
A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne.
Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead) joins the cast as Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin. His character is description is:
With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.
The series has also cast Erin Richards (Being Human) as Gordon’s fiancee, Barbara Kean and Zabryna Guevara (Burn Notice) as Gordon’s boss at the GCPD, Captain Essen.
Under development from Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), Gotham will focus on a young Gordon as a detective in Gotham City in the years before Bruce Wayne puts on the Batman cape and cowl. The show will also include a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne as a character, plus appearances from classic Batman rogues including The Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler.
The pilot episode will be directed by Danny Cannon.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter