It was announced this week that Jada Pinkett Smith has been cast as a villain in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham. She will play Fish Mooney, the gangster boss of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor). Now, the singer-actress has commented on the news on her Facebook page (via Comic Book Therapy). In the post, she reveals that she is only signed on to the series for a year, and continues to praise the show’s creative team. “Last night, I decided to accept the role of Fish Mooney, who is the sadistic villain in thee upcoming Batman prequel, Gotham, for Fox TV. I’ve committed to a year to work alongside a very talented cast, a super cool, creative and talented head writer and an extraordinary director. This one…is going to be funnnnnn! Stay tuned:)” The one-year deal may be because Mooney could just be a one season villain. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
Gotham also stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean. The pilot is expected to premiere on Fox next fall.
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