‘Gotham’ Has Its Commissioner Gordon, And He’s A Former Voice Of Batman

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02.08.14 27 Comments

Ben McKenzie in Southland

Fox’s Gotham TV series, which already has a series order, now has its Commissioner Gordon. He’ll be played by Ben McKenzie (pictured at left), who also portrayed a cop in Southland and voiced Batman in the animated version of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. Well, that’s a uniquely relevant resume.

THR broke the news and offers a new synopsis of the series:

Gotham‘s Gordon is a rookie detective for Gotham City Open Police Department’s Homicide Squad. A college football star and a war hero, Gordon was fast-tracked through the GCPD
 ranks. He’s brave, energetic and honest. Driven to live up to the classical virtues of a father he barely knew, he’s an idealistic soul, to the point of naiveté. That virtue is tempered by analytical intelligence and an ambitious alpha male ego — he’ll back up his naive ideals with action.

McKenzie will be joined by Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock. Fox chairman Kevin Reilly has also said Gotham will include a very young (“around 12”) Bruce Wayne and classic villains like The Joker, Catwoman, and Penguin. What, no Clock King?

Banner courtesy TNT.

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