Tony Award-winning “Fringe” and “The Tick” actor Michael Cerveris has been set to play DC Comics baddie Professor Pyg in the upcoming fourth season of FOX’s “Gotham”.
In comic book lore, Pyg aka Lazlo Valentin is a porcine mask-wearing, schizophrenic surgeon whose victims he affixed with doll-like masks The show’s executive producer Danny Cannon confirmed the news to TV Line, saying Cerveris will have a multi-episode arc in the series.
Cannon also revealed that the series, which hasn’t been afraid to take dark turns in recent years in terms of onscreen violence and adult themes, actually got one of the first pushbacks they’ve received from the network – they made The Scarecrow TOO scary:
“When the studio asks you to tone back because it’s too scary, you know you’ve done something right.” “Gotham” returns to screens on September 21st.
Source: TV Line