Cory Michael Smith to Menace Gotham as The Riddler

FOX’s upcoming Batman-inspired series “Gotham” has found its Riddler! EW reports that Cory Michael Smith (who stars opposite Kristen Stewart in the upcoming drama Camp X-Ray) is set to play Edward Nygma with the character planned to debut in the pilot episode.

“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

“Gotham” is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

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