So, last week rumors began to spread that Donal Logue (Terriers, Sons of Anarchy and tons of other stuff) had landed a role in Fox’s upcoming show about the guys who turn on the Bat-signal, Gotham. Since most people don’t know the names of any other reoccurring Batman Universe cop characters, they just naturally assumed Logue must be playing Jim Gordon, which Logue quickly denied.
Ahhh, but he didn’t say he wasn’t going to be on the show, just that he would be playing Gordon. Tricky! Word is Logue is up for a different role on the show — that of Detective Harvey Bullock.
For those who don’t keep up with Gotham City Police Department lore, Bullock is a gruff, cigar and donut-chomping detective who’s been both an ally and opponent of Batman’s over the years. It’s definitely going to be one of the show’s meatiest roles, and Logue seems to fit the part. I mean, obviously Logue is hunkier than the Bullock of the comics, but come on, fat people don’t exist on TV! At least we know he can grow a pretty mean five o’clock shadow.
The pizza budget on Gotham is going to be high.
Hopefully Gotham ends up being good, but it seems like they’re seriously hamstringing it by setting it before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. Maybe it will be a good cop show, but there’s enough good cop shows out there. I’ll wait to see who they cast as Catwoman before rendering judgement though.