Via THR.COM, Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee and Erin Richards have joined the cast of GOTHAM as Oswald "The Penguin" Cobblepott, Captain Sarah Essen, Alfred Pennyworth and Barbara Kean respectively.
(L to R) Richards, Pertwee, Guevara, Taylor
Based on the THR report, Sean Pertwee's Alfred "...is a tough-as-nails ex-Marine from East London, who has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he is fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne." Sounds that this portrayal of the character will be similar to how Alfred was portrayed in the BATMAN: EARTH ONE comic book as well as currently in the animated BEWARE THE BATMAN TV series.
Taylor's Cobblepott is described as "...having the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal who is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor."
Richards' Barbara Kean is a sophisticated ER doctor who is engaged to marry Gordon (Ben McKenzie), while Guevara's (Burn Notice) Captain Essen will be Gordon's boss at the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad.
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