Gotham Season 2: Paul Reubens is Penguin’s dad

Get your first look at the Pee-Wee Herman star in Gotham

GOTHAM: Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) uses his powers of persuasion to get out of a tight spot in the "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX

Pee-Wee Herman star Paul Reubens has become accustomed to popping up here and there in minor roles over the years. Now, he can add Gotham to his list of credits, as he’ll turn up playing the father of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), aka the Penguin – ironically, the same role he (briefly) played in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. Whether he’ll be an approving father figure or neglectful one like he was in the movie remains to be seen, but after seeing his performances in shows like The Blacklist, we’re looking forward to seeing how he gets on.

Gotham Season 2 Paul Reubens

Gotham: Season 2 will air on Channel 5 from 11 January 2016. You can find out more about the characters and the comics that inspired them by picking up the latest edition of 100 All-Time Greatest Comics.