“Pennyworth,” “Gotham” Add Non-Canon Villains

Pennyworth Gotham Add Non Canon Villains

Two “Batman” prequel series have just cast two villains that seemingly aren’t members of their progenitor’s famed rogue’s gallery.

“Hustle,” “Warehouse 13” and “Dexter” star Jaime Murray has scored a recurring role in the fifth and final season of “Gotham”. The British actress will play Theresa Walker, a woman who emerges as Jim Gordon’s principal nemesis in the season and who comes to Gotham harbouring a dark secret about her past.

The casting comes as it has been revealed that FOX has upped its episode count for the new season of “Gotham,” expanding its run from ten to twelve episodes.

When that show wraps, key producers will shift over to Epix’s “Pennyworth” series about a young version of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth. That series has just cast Jason Flemyng as Lord Hardwood, an upper-class Englishman who is “cultured, urbane, brilliant and supremely sure of himself. His sadistic, cruel nature has a veneer of charm.”

The last season of “Gotham” kicks off January 3rd, while “Pennyworth” is expected to premiere late 2019.

Source: TV Line