The Riddler is here! That’s right, FOX’s origin series ‘Gotham’ is welcoming Cory Michael Smith as one of Batman’s infamous enemies.
In the prequel drama, Smith will take on the future villainous role also known as Edward Nygma. He is described as a socially awkward forensic scientist who is eccentric and outgoing, but also desperate to be liked. He even works for the Gotham PD and is known for speaking in cryptic language. Of course, he’s also recognized for creating riddles, puzzles and word games.
So far, Smith will star as a guest in the pilot, but there’s a chance he’ll become a series regular. He most recently starred in HBO’s miniseries Olive Kitteridge with Frances McDormand, where he played Kevin Coulson. Smith’s also co-starred with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol,’ in addition to ‘Camp X-Ray’ with Kristen Stewart.
In addition to Smith, the series from executive producer Bruno Heller (‘The Mentalist’) also stars Ben McKenzie (James Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Essen), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), David Mazouz (young Bruce Wayne) and Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle aka Catwoman).
‘Gotham’s been taking the TV world by storm with character portraits and casting news, so I can’t wait to see how it all turns out on the small screen.