'Gotham' casts Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, aka the Riddler

cory-michael-smith-gotham-gi.jpgFOX's "Gotham" has added a new member of the Rogues' Gallery to its cast: Meet the man playing the future Riddler.

His name is Cory Michael Smith, and he'll play Edward Nygma in the show, which has a series commitment for 2014-15. Smith has signed on as a guest star but could have a recurring or regular role as the series goes on. When viewers meet him, Edward is a forensic scientist with the Gotham PD. He's very smart but socially maladroit and already has a penchant for speaking in brain-teasers.

Just what turns him into the criminal Batman fans know will presumably be explored in "Gotham's" future.

The part will be Smith's first weekly series role. He appeared in the Broadway production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in 2013 and co-starred in the feature film "Camp X-Ray," which debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He'll also be seen in HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" later in 2014.

"Gotham" stars Ben McKenzie as a young Detective James Gordon and Donal Logue as his partner, Harvey Bullock. The cast also includes Jada Pinkett Smith, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova and David Mazouz as a young Bruce Wayne.
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