Paul Reubens is set to play the father of The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) in the upcoming second season of FOX’s “Gotham”. Reubens will serve as a recurring guest star on the show, not unlike Carol Kane’s role as Penguin’s mother in the first season.
Reubens has a history with the character, playing the father of The Penguin in Tim Burton’s 1992 film “Batman Returns”. That role was without dialogue and only in the film’s opening, whereas this is a full spoken part.
The series has moved away from villains of the week in the second season, and killed off several key characters in the process. The first major new addition to the cast comes this week though with Michael Chiklis showing up as the take no prisoners Captain Barnes.
Warners has also released a new sizzle reel from New York Comic Con which you can see below. The six-minute clip recounts the first three episodes (SPOILERS GALORE) and shows off Chiklis’ entry to the series.