Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith To Join ‘Gotham’ Cast As Villain

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Though the city most famous for birthing the Batman is fictional, real life star, Jada Pinkett Smith has joined the cast of the prequel series slated to air on Fox in the fall.

The Matrix: Revolutions star will play the sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, Fish Mooney. Smith, who has plenty of television experience with roles on A Different World and HawthoRNe, will do battle against Ben McKenzie who will play James Gordon. Batman isn’t the star of this show, as it will take place in the years before the Caped Crusader first donned the cape and cowl.

Sean Pertwee is on board as Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth and Robin Lord Taylor is signed on as Oswald Cobblepot — better known as the nefarious Penguin.

Erin Richards, Donal Logue and Zabryna Guevara round out the cast. The Mentalist creator Bruno Hiller wrote the pilot and will serves as the show’s executive producer.

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