Gotham is bringing another familiar villain from Batman’s long list of enemies to the small screen. Nathan Darrow, best known for his role as Edward Meechum on House of Cards, will portray Dr. Victor Fries in what was described as a “recurring role”. The character will first be introduced November 30th and episodes 12 and 13 are slated to be “a heavy Freeze story”.
The official character description of Gotham’s incarnation of the classic Bat-villain is:
“Though ferociously smart and eminently capable in his work as one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers, Victor struggles to make meaningful connections with others. The one exception is his wife, Nora (casting TBA), who has tragically fallen ill with a terminal disease. Victor’s love for Nora knows no bounds, so as her condition worsens, he goes to extreme measures to figure out a way to freeze her before she dies. This harrowing journey leads to his transformation into the legendary DC villain, Mr. Freeze.”
There is no official word yet on who will play Nora Fries. What is clear, however, is that the story planned for the good doctor is pretty much in line with his familiar mythos we’ve seen played out in the Bat-verse before. What do you think of the casting choice? Better or worse than the big screen portrayal of Mr. Freeze?!