Several actors have been cast in the upcoming Fox series "Gotham." Click through the gallery for a look at some of the actors who will populate Batman's hometown. (Los Angeles Times; NBC; Tribeca Film)Link
Ben McKenzie has been cast as Jim Gordon in "Gotham." Above, he is shown as Ben Sherman in "Southland." (NBC)Link
David Mazouz, right, has been cast as young Bruce Wayne, the orphan who eventually becomes Batman, in "Gotham." Above, he is shown with Kiefer Sutherland and Gugu Mbatha–Raw in "Touch." (Kelsey McNeal / Fox)Link
Donal Logue, right, has been cast as Det. Harvey Bullock, Jim Gordon's partner and mentor, in "Gotham." Above, he is shown with Michael Raymond–James "Terriers." (Patrick McElhenney / FX)Link
Jada Pinkett Smith, right, has been cast as Fish Mooney, a sadistic crime boss in "Gotham." Above, she is shown with Julian Armenante in the TV series "HawthoRNe." (TNT)Link
Sean Pertwee, left, has been cast as Alfred Pennyworth, the Wayne family's loyal butler, in "Gotham." Above, he is shown with Jonny Lee Miller in the TV series "Elementary." ( Joss Barratt / CBS)Link
Zabryna Guevara, left, has been cast as Capt. Essen, Jim Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department homicide squad, in "Gotham." Above, she is shown with Ken Barnett in a photo call for the play "Burn This" at the Mark Taper Forum in 2011. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)Link
Erin Richards, right, has been cast as Barbara Kean, an emergency room doctor and Jim Gordon’s fiancée in "Gotham." Above, she is shown with Sharlto Copley in the movie "Open Grave." (Vermes Kata / Tribeca Film)Link
Camren Bicondova has been cast as young Selina Kyle, the girl who eventually becomes Catwoman, in "Gotham." (Fox / Warner Bros.)Link
Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham” has cast two major characters — Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, the young people who eventually become Batman and Catwoman.
David Mazouz, 14, will play a preteen Bruce Wayne who lives a solitary life after his wealthy parents are murdered.
“Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon,” his official character description reads.
Mazouz is best known for his role as an autistic but gifted boy in the Kiefer Sutherland-starring Fox series “Touch.” His “Gotham” character Bruce Wayne, of course, eventually becomes Batman in DC Comics lore, but the series is focused on the origin of Gordon, Fox notes, not the origin of Batman.
Acting newcomer Camren Bicondova will play Selina Kyle, the girl who eventually becomes Catwoman, but in “Gotham” Selina is a teenaged orphan who is “suspicious and wholly unpredictable,” according to her character description. “A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”
Bicondova, oft-nicknamed “Cam Cam,” is best known for her background in dance, appearing on “America’s Best Dance Crew,” in the film “Battlefield America” and in numerous music videos.
Mazouz and Bicondova join a cast that includes Ben McKenzie, known for roles in “Southland” and “The O.C.,” as Jim Gordon; Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy”) as Gordon’s partner and mentor Det. Harvey Bullock; Jada Pinkett Smith as original character Fish Mooney, a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner; Robin Lord Taylor (“Another Earth,” “Accepted”) as Oswald Cobblepot, the orphaned outcast who works for Fish Mooney and eventually becomes the gentleman villain the Penguin; Sean Pertwee (“Alan Partridge,” “Event Horizon”) as tough ex-marine and Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth; Zabryna Guevara (“Burn Notice,” “3 lbs.”) as Capt. Essen, Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department homicide squad; and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean, an emergency room doctor.
“Gotham” will be led by writer and executive producer Bruno Heller, the creative mind behind “The Mentalist” and “Rome.” Danny Cannon (“Nikita”) will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Click through the gallery above for a look at some of the “Gotham” stars. What do you think of the casting? Let us know in the comments.
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