Cory Michael Smith ("Olive Kitteridge," "Carol") has scored the key role of Edward Nygma, the future The Riddler, in the upcoming Batman prequel series "Gotham" for FOX.
In this version, Nygma is a brilliant yet socially awkward forensic scientist who works with the cops on cases. He's eccentric, outgoing and desperate to be liked.
Smith has a guest role in the pilot and may become a series regular. This marks the third key "Rogue's Gallery" casting for the series following Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin and Camren Bicondova as Catwoman in their nascent stages.