Gotham has another original villain coming this season…
The Wire’s Leo Fitzpatrick will play Joe Pike, leader of The Pike Brothers, a gang of arsonists.
Needless to say, we’re thinking Firefly here, but it’s hard to know if he’ll tie to that familiar Batman villain in some way… remember Scarecrow’s dad?
It’s great that they have original characters in here now as well as established ones, it means the makers can explore a Gotham that few of us know.
“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer /writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Newcomers for the second season include Natalie Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, James Frain, and Michael Chiklis.
“Gotham” will return to FOX on Monday, September 21.