Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is heading back to Tv in a villainous role for the Batman prequel Gotham.

The Matrix star will play The Penguin's ruthless crime boss Fish Mooney.

Gotham will be based around character James Gordon, a police rookie who later rises to the rank of commissioner, and his career before the emergence of the Caped Crusader.

Former The O.C. star Ben MCKenzie will play Gordon alongside Robin Lord Taylor, Donal Logue and Sean Pertwee.