FOX casts Cory Michael Smith as the Riddler for Gotham series
The villains are starting to stack up in Gotham, the latest casting decision to be confirmed for the new FOX series ‘Gotham’ is Michael Smith. The role of Edward Nygma (or the Riddler as you may know him) was the latest addition to the quickly growing lineup of evil.
Cory Michael Smith will be a guest star in the pilot, though he was signed with an option to become a series regular should the show do well and the fans like the direction the character is moving into.
According to the show runner, Bruno Heller, Nygma will be a forensic scientist who works for Gotham PD, a brilliant mind that is wonderful in his field.
As for Smith you may remember him from Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart. He was also in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge. Right now the cast list stands with Ben McKenzie (as Jim Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (a new character not in the comics, gangster Fish Mooney), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth) and Robin Lord Taylor (The Penguin).