Jada Pinkett Smith has been cast in the series regular role of Fish Mooney in FOX and Warner Bros. Television’s one-hour drama Gotham. Smith joins a cast the that currently features Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin).
Mooney is described as a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner. Fish Mooney’s got the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Imposing and hotheaded, she’s not one to be crossed.
I must admit I’d originally thought the character of Mooney was going to resemble the character of Tobias Whale. How many fish releated characters are there in the DC U anyways? As it turns out Fish Mooney appears to be an obscure comics character or original in name because all my normal resources aren’t showing the character at all.
Gotham is being written/exec produced by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, with Danny Cannon directing/exec producing for Warner Bros TV.
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