March 11, 2014
Gotham City is getting a new cop on the force. The O.C. and Southland star Ben McKenzie has been cast to play Detective James Gordon in FOX's upcoming series Gotham, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series is a prequel to Batman that focuses on a young Jim Gordon as he tries to fight crime in a violent city gone mad.
The show is being written by Bruno Heller, the showrunner for The Mentalist, who has worked with McKenzie in the past on a CBS drama pilot Advocates, which did not get picked up. The show is set to be an origin story, not just for Gordon but for the city itself, which has always been at the heart of every Dark Knight story.