Carol Kane Heads to Gotham

Carol Kane Heads to GothamAcademy Award nominee Carol Kane (Hester Street, Annie Hall) has joined the cast of FOX and Warner Bros. Television's upcoming Batman-inspired series, "Gotham." TVLine reports that she will appear in a recurring role as Gertrud, the mother of Robin Lord Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot, the future Penguin.

Before there was Batman, there was "Gotham." Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

The cast also includes Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, and Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen.

"Gotham" premieres this fall on FOX with Kane slated to make her first appearance in episode two.

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