What was the Penguin like before he was actually the Penguin? TV viewers will find out when Gotham debuts on Fox. But if you were wondering what he looked like before the monocle and the Iceberg Lounge, you’re in luck as today we got our first look at Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead, Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot.

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The photo was released via the official Gotham Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Aside from his dapper sense of style, Oswald Cobblepot has the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal. A low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), he hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.

The Gotham pilot is executive-produced by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (CSI series, Nikita, The Tomorrow People). Cannon is directing the pilot episode from a script by Heller.

Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment, Gotham is from Warner Bros. Television. The project has a series commitment at FOX.

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