Carol Kane is The Penguin’s mom in ‘Gotham’

TVLine is reporting that Oscar-nominated actress Carol Kane has been cast as Gertrud Kapelput, the mother of Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, in Gotham. Gertrud Kapelput is described as a proud and faded beauty with delusions of grandeur. The character will make her first appearance in the second episode of Gotham, which airs this fall on FOX. Fans who attend the San Diego Comic-Con later this month will be able to catch an early screening of the first episode.

GOTHAM traces the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”) and Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”), GOTHAM follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.