Title Card for the New Fox Series Gotham. Photo Credit: Fox

Gotham casts Dexter actor David Zayas as Sal Maroni

We are now a little under two months away from the premiere of the one of the most anticipated shows of the upcoming Fall season, Gotham.

On Tuesday, fans got a look at a new trailer for the upcoming Batman-inspired origin story that dug deeper into the corruption in Gotham City.

Now, it seems as if there is a new face joining that same corruption.

According to Deadline, Dexter actor David Zayas has been cast as mob boss Salvatore Maroni in the new series. Maroni is described as “a street operator who clawed his way into controlling the city’s drug trade and unions. He is second only to Carmine Falcone in power and reach, and second to none in his appetite for violence.”

You can now add Maroni’s name on the list of people who Detective James Gordon is going to have to keep his eyes on in the new series.

Most recently, Zayas can be seen as Junior in the FX comedy Saint George; however, he is most well-known for playing the role of Lt. Angel Batista in the Showtime Original Series Dexter.

The Batman-inspired origin story is being directed by Danny Cannon. Cannon is no stranger to television as he has directed shows like The Tomorrow PeopleNikita, and CSIGotham is being penned by Bruno Heller. Heller has penned shows like The Mentalist and Rome.

Of course, this is all based off of characters originally created by Bob Kane.

The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young Detective Gordon. Gotham also stars Sons of Anarchy star Donal Logue, Sara Paxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Robin Taylor, and many more.

The series premiere of Gotham will debut on Monday, September 22nd at 8:00 p.m. on Fox.

 

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