GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor talks about playing Penguin on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot aka the Penguin in GOTHAM - Season 5 | ©2019 Fox/Justin Stephens

After five seasons of showing how young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) became Batman, Fox’s GOTHAM will jump ahead ten years in its series finale on Thursday, April 25. All of the characters we’ve been watching will have come into their own. Of all of GOTHAM’s distinct individuals, perhaps the most surprising has been Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, as played by Robin Lord Taylor. Known in the Batman canon to be venal and villainous, Taylor’s Penguin is unexpectedly sympathetic, a strangely stubborn, vulnerable underdog who makes us root for his survival, if not necessarily his victory. “The collaborative aspect has really […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Donal Logue and Cory Michael Smith give the scoop on the final season – Exclusive Interview

Cory Michael Smith in GOTHAM - Season 4 - "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land" | ©2018 Fox/Giovanni Rufino

GOTHAM, Fox Network’s drama about the journey of young Bruce Wayne (played by David Mazouz) to becoming Batman, is in its fifth and final twelve-episode season on Thursday nights. The series will culminate in an episode that shows Gotham City and its denizens ten years later, when Batman finally comes into his own, as do his enemies. Most of the major cast and creatives do a Q&A panel for the Television Critics Association press tour, and then everybody starts hugging each other. From all evidence, it seems like they’ve all loved their time on the show, their characters and one […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor chats Season 4 of playing the Penguin – Exclusive Interview

Robin Lord Taylor in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

As Fox Network’s Thursday-night GOTHAM heads towards its Season 4 finale, the title city is descending into chaos, courtesy of the mad followers of proto-Joker Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan). This doesn’t sit well with the more organized criminal mastermind Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin, who is played by Robin Lord Taylor. In an exclusive phone interview, Taylor gives his thoughts on Season 4 and the state of Oswald’s relationships with the other GOTHAM characters. ASSIGNMENT X: GOTHAM executive producer/show runner John Stephens said that you just brought such sympathy to the character of Oswald that we wound up rooting for […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Sean Pertwee chats Season 4 and all things Alfred – Exclusive Interview

Sean Pertwee in GOTHAM - Season 4 | ©2017 Fox/Tommy Garcia

On Fox Network’s GOTHAM, now on Thursday night in its fourth season, Sean Pertwee plays Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred, as anyone who knows anything about Batman is aware, is the unquestionably loyal butler and guardian to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), who is steadily becoming more invested in crime-fighting, though he has not yet become the Caped Crusader. GOTHAM unsurprisingly has a cult following. Pertwee came to the series already accustomed to to the concept of fandom. Not only has the London-born actor appeared in a number of projects that have developed their own admirers – the films DOG SOLDIERS, EVENT HORIZON […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Showrunner John Stephens chats Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Ben McKenzie in GOTHAM - Season 4 |©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Tommy Garcia

In Season 4 of GOTHAM, on Fox Network Thursday nights, the titular city is teetering on the brink of chaos. Youthful Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) has secretly started fighting crime, but has not yet become Batman. Dedicated cop and future Batman ally Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is now captain of the GCPD, but secrets weigh heavily on his soul. The latest threat to the locals: Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan), leading up a band of dangerous escapees from Arkham Asylum, threatens to drive the city into madness. John Stephens, who has been an executive producer on GOTHAM for its entire run […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Ken Woodruff gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Ben McKenzie in GOTHAM - Season 3 | ©2016 Fox/Kevin Lynch

In Season 3 of GOTHAM, Mondays on Fox Network, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) discovers he has a lookalike with a very odd background, the heroic Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) has gone from being an upright police detective to a cranky bounty hunter and Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) is running for mayor. Things in the city that will one day be Batman’s are decidedly odd. GOTHAM executive producer Ken Woodruff talks all these changes and more. ASSIGNMENT X: The subtitle for the first part of GOTHAM Season 3 is now “Mad City,” but it was originally “Heroes Will Fall.” […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Cory Michael Smith on the enigma of being the Riddler- Exclusive Interview

Cory Michael Smith in GOTHAM - Season 2 | ©2015 Fox/Nicole Rivelli

When we first met Cory Michael Smith’s character Edward Nygma in GOTHAM, Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, he was a shy morgue worker with a fondness for riddles and a crush on female coworker Kristen Kringle (Chelsea Spack). Hard-working detectives Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) don’t worry about Ed and young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) doesn’t really register Ed’s existence. Then Edward finds that Kristen’s cop boyfriend Officer Dougherty is abusing her, one thing leads to another and Ed finds that he’s that startled perpetrator of a bloody murder. He begins to see and hear […]Read On »

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TV Review: GOTHAM – Season 2 – “Damned If You Do” – Season Premiere

Gordon (Ben McKenzie) faces a dilemma in the season premiere of GOTHAM | © 2015 Nicole Rivelli/FOX

Cast: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, James Frain, Jessica Lucas Writer: Bruno Heller Director: Danny Cannon Network: Airs on Fox Mondays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: Sept. 21, 2015 One of the more interesting things about the Season 2 premiere of GOTHAM “Damned If You Do” is how they tried to get some of the mediocre (and that’s being generous) characters actually something to do. For starters, much beleaguered Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) finally (finally!) does something. After attacking Dr. Thompkins (Morena Baccarin) toward the end […]Read On »

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TV Review: GOTHAM – Season 1 – “The Anvil or The Hammer”

Bullock (Donal Logue) tracks The Ogre in GOTHAM | © 2015 Jessica Miglio/FOX

Cast: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee, Morena Baccarin, John Dorman, Cory Michael Smith, David Zayas Writer: Jordan Harper Director: Paul Edwards Network: Airs on Fox, Mondays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: April 27, 2015 The penultimate episode of Season 1 for GOTHAM had to do yet again with The Ogre. The third episode in a row where Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) try to track down the serial killer that targets the loved ones of cops that try to bring him to justice. Needless to […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor on the final episodes of Season 2 – exclusive interview Part 2

Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot in GOTHAM | © 2015 Jessica Miglio/FOX

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin on Fox’s GOTHAM, the actor discusses the Oswald/Jim Gordon relationship, his work on THE WALKING DEAD and more. Read Part 1 here. AX: Oswald has a very complicated relationship with Gotham police detective Jim Gordon [Ben McKenzie]. How would you describe it? ROBIN LORD TAYLOR: Jim Gordon wouldn’t be in the place that he is now if he hadn’t saved my life, and it goes both ways. It’s classic, they need each other even though they’re complete enemies. I think deep down, he actually […]Read On »

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