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Jada Pinkett Smith Is "Scary, Dangerous, Tough, Cunning" As Fish Mooney In 'Gotham' (Watch)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 16, 2014 11:08 AM
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Jada Pinkett Smith As Fish Mooney In GOTHAM

Jada Pinkett Smith is returning to TV to co-star in the FOX TV 1-hour drama series Gotham, which, after watching most of the trailers for new 2014/2015 series, is one of the few that I'm actually interested enough in to check out when it debuts.

I'm digging the seemingly dark, gritty world that the show's creators have created, and, quite frankly, of the 4 major broadcast TV networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX), FOX's primetime lineup in recent years (with series like Almost Human - which was sadly canceled - Sleepy Hollow and, one of my faves, The Following, as well as Cosmos) has had my attention above all the others. The network takes more chances with original content, in my not-so humble opinion - as much as a broadcast TV network can - and I'm always a fan of the dark and gritty. Let's see if Gotham delivers when it premieres next TV season.

The new series is based on characters published by DC Comics, which explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.

Pinkett Smith plays a character named Fish Mooney, a key villain in the series, described as a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner, with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Further, she's said to be imposing and hotheaded, and not one to be crossed!

I can foresee a #DontFuckWithFish hashtag on Twitter, when the series airs during the fall - or something more PC.

Pinkett Smith joins other series regulars: Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey BullockZabryna Guevara as Captain EssenErin Richards as Barbara KeanSean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin).

Bruno Heller (The MentalistRome) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. 

Danny Cannon (the CSI series, Nikita) directed and executive produced the pilot.

Fox has released a behind-the-scenes look at the series, which shows us a lot more of Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney than we saw in the trailer (if you blinked, you would've missed her); here we get a whole segment - a very short one, but still enough to give us better look at the character than we had previously. The Fish Mooney portion starts around the 2-minute mark:

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5 Comments

  • Jayell | May 18, 2014 12:11 PMReply

    Quite a lot of people will not be watching this drama since it will be aired on FOX.

  • Langston | May 17, 2014 9:28 PMReply

    Not bad. I will definitely check out the first episode.

  • Donella | May 17, 2014 12:17 PMReply

    Sounds really similar to the Taraji P character in Empire.

  • RB | May 16, 2014 9:28 PMReply

    This looks great. I am here for this!!! This looks way better than Marvel's Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D on ABC. Cheers!

  • D.C. Kirkwood | May 16, 2014 12:05 PMReply

    This looks well written and well thought out. The cast looks great. Im excited about this one. Sleepy Hollow and Gotham will be a must see for me this season.

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