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It used to be we worried about the threat of artificial intelligence in movies like Colossus: The Forbin Project or “The Ultimate Computer” episode of Star Trek. Today, though, artificial intelligence is here thanks to Siri and Cortanna and their cousins. We talk to our phones and they answer back and these bots are growing increasingly sophisticated. As a result, what seemed ahead of its time a mere give years ago is looking increasingly prescient.
CBS’ Person of Interest arrived on September 22, 2011 and came with a fine pedigree having been created by Jonathan Nolan with J.J. Abrams on board as Executive Producer. It starred Michael Emerson, hot off Lost, Jim Caviezel, a pre-Empire Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman. It received near universal acclaim »
- Robert Greenberger
Gotham - Season 3 has announced that Benedict Samuel (The Walking Dead) will be playing Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter. Fox has stated that Tetch will be portrayed as an individual new to Gotham who is searching for his sister, Alice, who disappeared in the city years prior. The description goes on to describe Tetch as a hypnotist who is on the verge of madness.
These descriptions seem to pay some homage to the comics, while still implementing new aspects of the character's mythos. In the comics, The Mad Hatter, first appearing in 1948, is a scientist who invents devices to influence, and manipulate, the minds of his victims. The character was created to reflect "The Hatter" from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Mark Cook
...and down the rabbit hole we go! TV Line is reporting that Benedict Samuel has joined the cast of Gotham season three as Jervis Tetch a.k.a. the Mad Hatter! It's uncertain when he'll make his series debut, but Fox & Warner Bros., in a joint announcement, described him as "a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago." He's the fourth major acquisition for the hit superhero prequel drama, which is having quite the offseason, having already added James Carpinello (The Punisher) as Mario Falcone, Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) as Valerie Vale, and Maggie Geha (Ted 2) as Poison Ivy. Samuel is best known for his roles as the Alpha Wolf on AMC's post-apocalyptic horror drama The Walking Dead and as Felix Crawford »
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Per the official casting description provided by Fox and Warner Bros., Tetch is a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness. He arrives in Gotham with an unwavering desire to find his sister, Alice, a young woman who went missing in the city years ago. It is anyone’s guess just how far down the rabbit hole he’s willing to go in order to find her. »
As the Season 2 finale of Fox’s Gotham suggested, a very bad baddie is back, with a vengeance.
At the close of the DC Comics-inspired series’ sophomore run, an impromptu evacuation of Professor Strange’s Indian Hill facility found Fish Mooney commandeering a bus full of fellow test subjects — that straggly haired, emo version of Bruce Wayne included.
After the bus crashed, Fish emerged from the wreckage, her improbably resurrection making padawan-turned-adversary Penguin a bit green in the gills. Ms. Mooney then sashayed into the shadows, »
The official character description reads: “The son of feared mob boss Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Carpinello’s Mario has rejected his family’s criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected, Ivy League-educated ER doctor. He’s kind, honest and trustworthy, making him the black sheep of the Falcone clan. But his arrival in Gotham will create major waves in the personal life of Jim Gordon, who at the end of Season 2 left town to find and win back his pregnant fiancee Lee.”
- Gary Collinson
Gotham: Season 3 to Introduce Mario Falcone
June 23, 2016 – by Mark Cook
Following the news that Jamie Chung had been cast as Valerie Vale, Maggie Geha as an updated Poison Ivy, and rumors that casting for the Mad Hatter are currently in place, Fox has now cast James Carpinello as Mario Falcone. Carpinello is best known for his work in Person of Interest and The Good Wife.
Gotham: Season 3 looks to present Carpinello’s Mario Falcone as rejecting the family “business”, and looks to establish himself as an Ivy League alumni currently working as an ER doctor. He will also be used to create tension between Jim Gordon and Lee Thompkins’ relationship.
Will Mario Falcone truly establish »
- Mark Cook
In the series Mario has rejected his family's criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected ER doctor. He's kind, honest and trustworthy, the black sheep of the Falcone clan.
But his arrival will create difficulty in the personal life of Jim Gordon who is trying to win back his pregnant fiancee Leslie Thompkins.
Carpinello will recur in the role throughout the season. "Gotham" returns to screens on September 19th. »
- Garth Franklin
The Fox drama has cast James Carpinello (The Good Wife, Person of Interest) to play the pivotal role of mob progeny Mario Falcone — and his first order of business appears to be whacking Jim (Ben McKenzie) and Lee’s (Morena Baccarin) romance.
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The son of feared mob boss Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Carpinello’s Mario has rejected his family’s criminal ways and made a legitimate life for himself as a well-respected, Ivy League-educated ER doctor. »
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