Jada Pinkett Smith joins Fox's Gotham as the latest bad guy

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Feb 19, 2014, 1:25 PM EST (Updated)

DC Comics is making a killing on the small screen. Properties like Arrow and The Flash are attracting top-tier talent, and Gotham is following suit. The pilot's latest addition comes in the form of Jada Pinkett Smith. This is good news for us, but bad news for the Gotham Police Department, as Smith won't be one of the good guys.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress will play a sadistic gangster called Fish Mooney. She's "a nightclub owner who has the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Imposing and hotheaded, she’s not one to be crossed." You know what else makes her interesting? She's also Oswald Cobblepot's (Robin Lord Taylor) boss. In other words, she gives orders to the man who will later become the Penguin.

At the moment, Oswald hides his greed and thirst for power behind a smile. His polite demeanor is nothing more than a facade for his sadistic nature. We think it'll only be a matter of time before he and Fish bump heads. Gotham is also expected to feature young incarnations of the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman as well as Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.

Smith joins the cast, which already includes Benjamin McKenzie as rookie James Gordon and Donal Logue as his partner Harvey Bullock. We don't know about you, but Gotham's quickly becoming our most anticipated pilot.

(via THR)