Earlier this week it was announced that Nathan Darrow (House of Cards) is set to play Dr. Victor Fries – a.k.a. Mr. Freeze – in the second season of Gotham, and now USA Today has revealed that Jurassic World’s BD Wong has secured the role of another iconic DC villain, Professor Hugo Strange.
Gotham’s version of Strange is described as “a brilliant professor and psychiatrist tapped to head up Gotham City’s notorious Arkham Asylum. He’s hired to help the city’s criminally insane, but Strange has a nefarious streak as well: The professor is also conducting experiments on inmates and testing extraordinary abilities in order to create superhuman folks for Indian Hill.”
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Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and debuting back in Detective Comics #36 in 1940, Hugo Strange is one of Batman’s oldest recurring villains, although his appearance in Gotham will be his first live-action portrayal.
Meanwhile, in a second piece of casting news, Zap2It is reporting that Kristen Hager (Being Human) will play Mr. Freeze’s wife Nora Fries, who has the following character description:
“Thanks to her smarts, sincerity and a lighthearted sensibility, she’s the only person who’s managed to connect with the otherwise emotionally cold cryogenicist. As her condition worsens and her husband becomes more desperate to save her life, Nora must make the ultimate choice: play the willing participant in Victor’s mad plan or sacrifice herself to stop the monster inside of him.”