James Gordon cast in Batman prequel series, Gotham

News Louisa Mellor 10 Feb 2014 - 06:44

Southland and The OC's Ben McKenzie has been cast as the lead in Commissioner Gordon origin story, Gotham...

Anyone tracking the progress of Gotham, Fox's in-development TV Batman prequel showing the early career of a young Detective Gordon, will want to know that it's found its lead. Southland and The OC's Ben McKenzie (below) will be playing James Gordon in the new series.

McKenzie, no stranger to the blue and badge combo thanks to his role in LAPD-focussed Southland, will be tackling Gotham's dirty streets in the new series, facing classic Batman villains including Catwoman, The Riddler and The Penguin.

When the news broke this weekend, the actor told fans on Twitter, "All I can promise is I will do my best not to screw this up. Can't wait to get to work."

Read more about Gotham on Den of Geek, here.

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