Ben McKenzie Cast in Gotham

Batman: Earth One

Ben McKenzie Cast in 'Gotham'The O.C. and Southland star Ben McKenzie has been chosen to play a young James Gordon in Fox’s upcoming Gotham TV series, inspired by DC’s Batman. Gordon, who was recently played by Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, will be portrayed differently in this new series. Gotham will take place years before Bruce Wayne ever becomes Batman, so we won’t be seeing Gordon as commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, but rather a rookie detective in the GCPD.

Coincidentally, this wouldn’t be the first time Ben McKenzie has worked within the Batman universe. McKenzie actually voiced the caped crusader in the animated film, Batman: Year One.

Gotham will be executive produced by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and Danny Cannon (CSI: NY). Cannon is set to direct the series’ pilot.

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