Gotham: Ben McKenzie Cast in Lead Role

by Clarissa / February 8, 2014

BEN-MCKENZIEGotham City has found its future Commissioner James Gordon in Ben McKenzie (former star of “The OC” and “Southland”). Warner Bros. has confirmed that McKenzie has been cast as Detective James Gordon in the new Fox series, which has gotten a series commitment at the network.

Gotham takes DC fans back to the earlier days of the city before Batman became a vigilante to explore the origins of James Gordon and the villains that made the city famous. Judging by fan interest, it’s probably among one of the most anticipated fall pilots at this time.

Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”, “Rome”) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. Danny Cannon (the CSI series, “Nikita”) will direct and executive produce the pilot.

Gotham will premiere this fall on Fox, although an exact premiere date has not yet been set.

Clarissa is Managing Editor at ScreenFad and former Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A lover of genre shows (like Supernatural and Arrow) and quality dramas (like The Good Wife and Homeland), Clarissa provides on set and event coverage as well as news, spoilers and reviews for all things TV and movies. Follow her at @clarissa373 or email her at clarissa @