As mentioned earlier this week, Jada Pinkett Smith will be playing the role of “Fish Mooney” on Gotham.
But could that role be a limited one not intended to see through the whole series? After all, we don’t really know someone by that name in the comics. From Pinkett Smith’s official Facebook page:
To my Facebook family
Last night, I decided to accept the role of Fish Mooney, who is the sadistic villain in thee upcoming Batman prequel, Gotham, for Fox TV. I’ve committed to a year to work alongside a very talented cast, a super cool, creative and talented head writer and an extraordinary director. This one…is going to be funnnnnn!
Now, it is quite possible the “one year” refers to the first season that would be picked up as part of a series commitment, with extensions coming afterward. Or, is it possible that the first season arc is about Fish Mooney’s fall from power, with the actress only taking on the show for one year?
Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Our thanks to our friends at Comicbook.com for bringing this to our attention.