Cory Michael Smith Cast as The Riddler on Gotham

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Cory Michael Smith is on his way to Gotham.

The actor (Olive Kitteridge, Carol, Camp X-Ray) has been cast on the wildly anticipated Fox drama as Edward Nygma, the young man who will go on to become The Riddler.

The character is a brilliant, eccentric forensic scientist who works for Gotham PD and has a penchant for speaking in rather cryptic language.

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Smith, meanwhile, joins a cast that includes Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon), Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), Jada Pinkett Smith (gangster Fish Mooney), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth) and Robin Lord Taylor (The Penguin) in a drama that will delve into the background of beloved characters from the DC universe.

It is expected to air on Fox this fall.

We'll post Smith's character portrait when it comes available, but here's a look at the other cast members in their iconic roles:

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Bruce: I betrayed myself and my parents' memory. I took a life. I did exactly what Ra's said I would.
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