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GOTHAM’s Robin Lord Taylor on Oswald’s Season 2 Power: ‘He’s Running the Show’

July 27, 2015 by  
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GOTHAM’s Oswald Cobblepot has scored his biggest victory to date at the end of season 1: his mentor-turned-enemy Fish is (seemingly) dead.

And with Fish gone, “he’s running things” in Gotham, Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald/Penguin) told reporters in the video below. “He set out to accomplish that in the first season, got it. He’s the king of Gotham, king of the underworld at the moment…we’ll see how long he holds on to it.”

Since there are new villains heading to GOTHAM in season 2, the struggle for power will likely get a bit more complicated than Oswald anticipated.

Check out the video for more from Taylor, including the characters he hopes to interact with in season 2, why the “honeymoon is over” with Jim, and more…

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GOTHAM Season 2: The Cast and Producers Share Their Hopes

July 6, 2015 by  
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The first season of GOTHAM introduced viewers to the origins of many of the vital characters of the Batman universe, but with so much to go before they end up in wholly familiar territory, there’s a lot of room for the show to explore.

“We also want to surprise people,” GOTHAM star Ben McKenzie (Jim) shared in the video below. “They think they know this mythology, they think they understand how everything came to be. We should surprise them every single episode.”

Check out what else McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin), David Mazouz (Bruce), and Camren Bicondova (Selina), as well as executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon had to say about their GOTHAM season 2 hopes…

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GOTHAM Finale Post-Mortem: Cast, Producers on Fish’s Fate, Barbara’s Break, Bruce’s Discovery, and More

May 4, 2015 by  
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[Warning: this post contains spoilers for GOTHAM’s season 1 finale.]

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GOTHAM Cast and Producers Tease the ‘Super Exciting’ Season 1 Finale

May 4, 2015 by  
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GOTHAM’s first season is coming to an end tonight, and with a war raging on, causalities are going to build up.

“Not everyone is going to survive the finale,” GOTHAM executive producer John Stephens teased in the video interview below. “Especially for people versed in the Batman canon: not everyone you think is going to survive — because of what things they do later — is actually going to survive. Which I think is super exciting.”

Elsewhere in the final hour, Fish makes a new friend, Jim has drama in his work and personal life, and Bruce makes a key discovery.

GOTHAM stars Ben McKenzie (Jim), Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish), Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin), David Mazouz (Bruce), Camren Bicondova (Selina), and Cory Michael Smith (Nygma), as well as executive producers Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, and Stephens, previewed what’s in store in the show’s final season 1 hour… Read more

GOTHAM’s Robin Lord Taylor on the Fan Response to Penguin: ‘It’s Validating’

April 27, 2015 by  
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As GOTHAM’s first season nears its end (there are two episodes left this year), things are getting increasingly crazy for the Penguin. But as he makes his power play, his portrayer, Robin Lord Taylor, is just thankful for how “validating” the reception has been to his character.

“I know that he makes bad decisions, and he hurts people, but at the same time, I find him sympathetic in a way,” he explained in the video below. “And I’m glad other people do, too.”

Check out what else Taylor had to say about playing Penguin this year…

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GOTHAM: Cast, EP Tease the Ogre and ‘Crazy’ Final Season 1 Episodes

April 13, 2015 by  
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GOTHAM has been off the air for over a month, but the Fox series returns tonight with the final four episodes of the show’s first season in a row.

In tonight’s hour, Jim and Harvey look into the case of the Ogre, a serial killer who targets young women…and those closest to the people who investigate the killings.

At WonderCon, GOTHAM executive producer John Stephens, and series stars Ben McKenzie (Jim), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald/Penguin), and Cory Michael Smith (Nygma) spoke with reporters about what’s in store…

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GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor on the Power Counterbalance Between Fish and Penguin

January 25, 2015 by  
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GOTHAM is undergoing a change of power.

Fish took a big risk by “kidnapping” Liza, a woman Falcone was very fond of (whom Fish had planted in Falcone’s life). Unfortunately for her, Penguin informed Falcone it was all a ruse, and Fish’s life is now in danger…and Penguin suddenly has more power than ever.

“As Penguin becomes more powerful, Fish does not,” Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin) explained in the video interview below. “They are enemies, they are counterbalances to each other…we’re going to see that change, which I think is really exciting. But, also, in terms of delighting in it, what I like about it is I think Penguin does have a certain fondness for her…he owes her a lot.”

Check out more from Taylor about his take on what’s going on with Fish and Penguin, as well as his character’s ambitions…

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GOTHAM: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Robin Lord Taylor on the Early Renewal, Tease ‘What The Little Bird Told Him’

January 19, 2015 by  
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GOTHAM scored an early renewal over the weekend at Fox’s winter TCA session, and while the freshman hit was never really in danger, the show’s stars were delighted to get the official word they’d be returning for a second season.

I sat down with GOTHAM stars Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), and Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin) to talk about getting the season 2 pick-up early, as well as what’s in store for tonight’s, “What The Little Bird Told Him”…

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GOTHAM: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, and Robin Lord Taylor on the Penguin’s Return to Gotham

October 6, 2014 by  
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At the end of the GOTHAM pilot, Jim Gordon seemingly killed Oswald…but Gordon, Oswald, and the viewers know that Gordon couldn’t go through with it and only warned the man never to return before he pushed Oswald into the river.

But of course, Oswald couldn’t stay away from Gotham.

So what will happen when Harvey Bullock finds out Gordon disobeyed him? And how long can Oswald stay away from the people he knows in Gotham? Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), and Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald) weighed in…

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GOTHAM: Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith on Portraying Legendary Villains

September 22, 2014 by  
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GOTHAM is not only the origin story of Ben McKenzie’s James Gordon — the series is also diving into how the infamous villains developed.

Two of the iconic “bad guys” that GOTHAM introduces in tonight’s pilot are Oswald Cobblepot (AKA The Penguin) and Edward Nygma (AKA the future Riddler). And while they are in different stages of their villainous evolution, there are some fun nods to what’s in store for them in GOTHAM’s opening hour.

I spoke with Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald/Penguin) and Cory Michael Smith (Edward/Riddler) about taking on these characters, the fan attention the show is already getting, and more…

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GOTHAM: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, and Cory Michael Smith on the Show’s Comic-Con Premiere

July 22, 2014 by  
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Comic-Con is just around the corner, and one of the biggest scheduled events is the Saturday night DC/Warner Bros. mega-panel…which includes the only screening of the new Fox drama, GOTHAM.

I sat down with GOTHAM stars Ben McKenzie (James Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin), and Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma/the future Riddler) to get their take on having the show’s pilot debut in the biggest room available at the Con (AKA Hall H)…

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GOTHAM on Fox – First Look

May 12, 2014 by  
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This fall, Fox will be diving into the origin story of James Gordon and the (future) criminals and heroes of Gotham City in the new drama, GOTHAM.

Check out photos from the pilot, gallery pictures, the show’s official description, and check back soon for a trailer (Fox previously released this extended trailer, but it’s TBA whether this is the same one they’ll show at the Upfronts today)…

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GOTHAM: GOTHAM traces the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”) and Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”), GOTHAM follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. GOTHAM will air Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) this fall on FOX. Pictured: (L-R) Robin Lord Taylor, Jada Pinkett Smith, guest star Cory Michael Smith, guest star Clare Foley, Donal Logue, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX

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March 30, 2014 by  
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Fox’s GOTHAM: First Look at Robin Lord Taylor’s Oswald Cobblepot — AKA The Penguin

March 25, 2014 by  
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Today’s GOTHAM character tease from Fox? The Penguin!

In GOTHAM, Robin Lord Taylor will play Oswald Cobblepot (AKA The Penguin) a “low-level psychopath…who hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.”

Check out a photo of Taylor as The Penguin!

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