http://herocomplex.latimes.com/tv/gotham-fox-tv-series-casting-the-penguin-alfred-and-more/#/0 ‘Gotham’ Fox TV series casting: The Penguin, Alfred and more The one-hour drama, from Warner Bros. Television, focuses on the origins of Batman’s ally, Commissioner James Gordon, and the villains who made Batman’s hometown famous. Actor Ben McKenzie, known for roles in “Southland” and “The O.C.,” will star as Jim Gordon, Warner Bros. announced earlier this month, and Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee and Erin Richards are now joining the cast. Taylor (“Another Earth,” “Accepted”) has been cast as Oswald Cobblepot, the orphaned outcast who eventually becomes the gentleman villain The Penguin. Zombie fans may recognize Taylor from his guest appearance as Sam in an episode of “The Walking Dead” last season. In “Gotham,” Taylor’s character is described as having the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal. “Oswald Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath (for gangster Fish Mooney) who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor,” reads his official character description. “Gotham” has also found its Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth in Pertwee (“Alan Patridge,” “Event Horizon”). “A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Alfred Pennyworth has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne,” Alfred’s character description reads.