Fox’s Gotham has cast another iconic Batman nemesis for its Rise of the Villains second season. House Of Cards‘ Nathan Darrow is set to recur as Victor Fries aka Mr. Freeze on the Batman prequel series. Victor begins as one of Gotham’s preeminent cryogenics engineers. Though ferociously smart and eminently capable in his work, Victor struggles to make meaningful connections with others. The one exception is his wife, Nora, who has tragically fallen ill with a terminal disease. Victor’s love for Nora knows no bounds, and 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.

On screen, Mr. Freeze was portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1997 feature Batman & Robin and by George Sanders on the 1960s TV series.

Darrow, probably best known for playing Frank Underwood’s bodyguard Meechum on House Of Cards, will soon be seen as Andrew Madoff in HBO Films’ Bernie Madoff movie Wizard Of Lies opposite Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer. He also will recur on Showtime’s upcoming Wall Street drama series Billions with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

Darrow’s numerous stage credits include McCarter Theater’s production of Five Mile Lake last spring and the international tour of Richard III starring Kevin Spacey. He is repped by Harden-Curtis and Suskin Management.