Actor B.D. Wong (Jurassic World, Law & Order: SVU) is heading to ‘Gotham.’ Wong has been cast in a recurring role as DC supervillain, Professor Hugo Strange, according to USA Today.
Strange is described as “a brilliant professor and psychiatrist tapped to head up Gotham City’s notorious Arkham Asylum.”
He’s hired to help the city’s criminally insane, but Strange has a nefarious streak as well: The professor is also conducting experiments on inmates and testing extraordinary abilities in order to create superhuman folks for Indian Hill. The underground Wayne Enterprises black-ops program was introduced in this week’s episode of Gotham as the secretive place where a badly burned Firefly (Michelle Veintimilla) was taken after being captured by the GCPD.
Strange’s first appearance in Detective Comics No. 36 in 1940 predated iconic Bat-baddies such as Catwoman and Joker, and the comic-book supervillain has starred in various cartoons and the recent Batman: Arkham video-game series.
Penguin is King of Gotham and after a shakeup at the GCPD, Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavers, as he seeks help from Penguin. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne continues to explore the secrets from his father’s office, while GOTHAM newcomers Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister, Tabitha (Jessica Lucas), make friends with some unlikely allies, a group of dangerous inmates from Arkham in the all-new “Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do,…”
Season Two premiere episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-201) (TV-14 L, S, V) Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, James Frain as Theo Galavan, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Nicholas D’Agosto as Harvey Dent, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen
Guest Cast: Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Peter Scolari as Commissioner Loeb, Anthony Carrigan as Victor Zsasz, James Andrew O’Connor as Tommy Bones, David Fierro as Zaardon, Cameron Monaghan as Jerome, Todd Stashwick as Richard Sionis, Will Brill as Arnold Dobkins, Stink Fisher as Aaron Helzinger, Dustin Ybarra as Robert Greenwood, Otto Sanchez as Odgen Barker, Philip Goodwin as Compere
‘Gotham’ airs Monday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.
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Hugo Strange is my favorite Batman villain, even moreso than the Joker. And I say this having read only two of his appearances… the one from the 30s when he appeared prior to the introduction of the Joker (I read it in a collection, I’m not THAT old) and then the comic arc when he reappeared. 50 years later.
I can’t even explain why I am so enamored of Hugo Strange, but he’s my fave. End of story.
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