Fringe actor Michael Cerveris has been cast as Professor Pyg in season four of Gotham for a multi-episode arc.
Professor Pyg is a villainous mad scientist who turns people into living dolls. His name is both a reference to his pig mask, and to Pygmalion, the greek fable about a sculpter who brings one of his carvings to life. He is the leader of the Circus of Strange, a group of increasingly bizarre villains.
“Michael is one of my best friends,” Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon told TVLine. “He was in my film school graduation movie, when we were both amateurs. And now he’s joining the fold as Professor Pyg."
Gotham season four premieres September 21 on Fox.