'Gotham' adds Jada Pinkett Smith to cast: Who is Fish Mooney?

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FOX has announced another actor joining "Gotham," which follows a young James Gordon ( Ben McKenzie) prior to the introduction of Batman. Jada Pinkett Smith will play Fish Mooney, a name even the biggest fans of "Batman" probably won't recognize.

It seems Mooney is an original character on the show, but one that is very important. Producer Warner Bros. TV describes her this way: "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." She's also the boss of Oswald Cobblepot ( Robin Lord Taylor),the future Penguin.

There is a possibility that the character will evolve into a villain fans know from the "Batman" franchise. After all, the Caped Crusader's rogues' gallery is rich and filled with possibilities. Watching an evil Pinkett Smith controlling Cobblepot and her gang in and attempt to control Gotham City should be a fun thing to see.

Other names already announced for the show are Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen and Erin Richards as Barbara Keen. "Gotham" will air on FOX in the 2014-15 season
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