The Batman prequel series will feature Edward Nygma as a brilliant young forensic scientist working for the Gotham PD, and he is known for speaking in a 'rather cryptic language'. The future Riddler is inquisitive, eccentric and outgoing yet socially awkward. He wants to be liked, but doesn't quite know how working alongside Gotham detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie ) and his partner Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue).
Cory Michael Smith is set to make his debut appearance in the first episode of Gotham, with an option to return as a recurring character as the series continues. He is best known for his role in Camp X-Ray, and was last seen in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.
The actor joins a supporting cast that also includes Jada Pinkett Smith as gangster Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, Robin L. Taylor as The Penguin, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (the young Catwoman), and David Mazouz as the very young Bruce Wayne. Not yet cast is The Joker.