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First look: The Penguin's freaky mom on Fox's 'Gotham'

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Gertrud Kapelput

Fox’s Gotham almost seems to channel Tim Burton’s Batman films in these first photos of The Penguin’s mom.

Here’s an exclusive first look at veteran comedy actress Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Girls) playing the mother of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin, a.k.a. actor Robin Lord Taylor). Her character name is Gertrude Kapelput and she is described as “a proud and faded beauty; an old European character with delusions of grandeur.” Doesn’t she look a bit like Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess gone batty?

Kane guest stars in the second episode of the new Fox drama series, which launches Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.