Gotham Casts Hugo Strange & Norah Fries


Just a couple days after it was revealed that we could expect to see Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries on Gotham soon, we also get news of who has been cast not only as his loving wife, Nora Fries, but classic Batman villain Hugo Strange as well.

Being Human actress Kristen Hager has been cast as Nora Fries according to Zap2It. Nora Fries is sort of a blank slate, as she is almost always shown in a cryogenic state since she is usually in a late stage of her illness and Fries is trying to find a cure. Here’s her character description for Gotham:

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"Thanks to her smarts, sincerity and a lighthearted sensibility, she’s the only person who’s managed to connect with the otherwise emotionally cold cryogenicist. A description of the character also gives insight into what drives Victor to become the famous comic book supervillain. As her condition worsens and her husband becomes more desperate to save her life, Nora must make the ultimate choice: play the willing participant in Victor’s mad plan or sacrifice herself to stop the monster inside of him."

Then reports that actor BD Wong has been cast as Dr. Hugo Strange. Wong is by far best known for his long-running role on Law & Order: SVU as Dr. George Huang.

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Hugo Strange will be the new head of Arkham Asylum in Gotham. He will seem rather altrustic, but he is ultimately the man behind the Indian Hill facility we saw at the end of last week’s episode. He is described as having a dark secret that will make him Gotham’s “ultimate threat”. No word on when Strange will be popping up on Gotham, but as we just got a good look at Indian Hill, I suspect it won’t be too long before the good doctor is in the house…