Gotham: Ben McKenzie Cast in Lead Roleby Clarissa / February 8, 2014
Gotham 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.