Michael Cerveris Heads to Gotham City
Fringe alum and Tony award-winning actor, Michael Cerveris, has been cast in a recurring role in the highly anticipated fourth season of Gotham. According to TV Line, Cerveris will portray DC comics’ villain Lazlo Valentin aka Professor Pyg.
“Michael is one of my best friends,” Gotham executive producer Danny Cannon told TVLine during our Fall Preview Q&A. “He was in my film school graduation movie, when we were both amateurs. And now he’s joining the fold as Professor Pyg,” in a multi-episode arc.
In comic book lore, Pyg aka Lazlo Valentin was the porcine mask-wearing, schizophrenic Circus of Strange leader whose calling cards included a small army of “Dollotrons” — victims to whom he affixed doll-like masks. If Gotham hews closely at all to the infamously deranged villain, things could get… frightful.