Fox's GOTHAM Casts THE RIDDLER

Cory MIchael Smith
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The Batman Rogues’ Gallery on Fox’s Gotham, the prequel series to the Batman mythos set to premier this fall, has grown by one, EW reports. Cory Michael Smith joins the cast as Edward Nygma, who comic book fans will recognize as the man who becomes The Riddler.

Nygma is described as a "brilliant but socially awkward forensic scientist who’s eccentric and outgoing and desperate to be liked."

The role is a guest spot in the pilot, but has an option to expand as a series regular, meaning we could see Nygma working alongside already cast roles like Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot, Ben McKenzie’s Detective James Gordon, or even interacting with the young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle.

Smith is a relative newcomer, and brand new to the genre world. The Gotham pilot is filming now.

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