“Gotham” has been a hit for Fox, and the network announced over the weekend that the series has been renewed for Season 2.
“I found out on Twitter like everybody else,” Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin) told Access Hollywood on Saturday, just hours after the Season 2 news was announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour, in Pasadena, Calif.
“It’s just a dream,” he said of knowing the “Gotham” journey will continue, adding, “it’s just unbelievable.”
The show is currently in the middle of its first season and on Monday night, “Gotham” continues with a new episode. Guest star Christopher Heyerdahl’s character, The Electrocutioner, is on the loose, following his escape from Arkham Asylum.
“I am involved in this,” Robin confirmed of featuring into the villain’s storyline. “You’re gonna see Penguin get the crap kicked out of him again. It’s just endless for him.”
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The actor also hinted at more political underworld maneuvering for his extremely ambitious Oswald.
“You’ll also start to see — Penguin has aligned himself with the two main crime families in Gotham City and… he’s pulled in two directions,” Robin told Access. “You’re going to have to see him make these big decisions about how to play one against the other, and… also, who’s more important, who’s less important and yet also maintain his own importance, because ultimately, it’s just about self-preservation for Penguin.”
In last week’s episode, Penguin got hurt as he was taught a lesson in hubris, and Robin said his character is picking up portions of those lessons along the way.
“He’s learning. … That’s the thing that I love about the character is that he’s still figuring it out,” Robin said. “It would be one thing if he was just constantly winning and then, at the end of the season, he’s the Penguin we all know. But it’s not that, which is so gratifying because he’s human. He’s making mistakes and hubris – he did learn a big lesson.”
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“Gotham” continues Monday at 8/7c on Fox.
— Jolie Lash
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