Gotham is building its cast for the pilot pretty well in the last couple of weeks and it’s been extended a bit more as Jada Pinkett Smith has now become a part of the production. The actress was last on TV in 2009 to 2011 in the lead role of Hawthorne and has spent her time doing voice work since then on the couple of Madagascar movies and spinoff pieces. Pinkett Smith is now on as a series regular that’s going by the name of Fish Mooney, who is described as an imposing and hotheaded sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner who has “the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book.”
The character is an original one but has some intriguing potential as she’s also talked about as being the boss of one young Osward Cobblepot. That kind of gives an amusing take on things since he becomes the Penguin and penguins do eat fish… Of course, there’s also the potential that the character could evolve into another known character down the line as well.