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.
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.