Finally, some casting news comes in!
Warner Bros. Television has announced today that Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) has been cast in the lead role of Detective James Gordon in Gotham, which has a series commitment at the FOX network.
Based upon characters published by DC Comics, WBTV describes Gotham as “a drama exploring the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.”
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.
“All I can promise is I will do my best not to screw this up,” McKenzie tweeted this afternoon. “Can’t wait to get to work.”
Interesting trivia: McKenzie voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman in the animated feature Batman: Year One. Everything’s coming full circle here, isn’t it?
(Associated photo from the TV series Southland)