Michael Chiklis joins Gotham Season 2

Michael ChiklisMichael Chiklis has been cast as a series regular for the second season of Gotham. According to TV Line, the Emmy-winning Shield star will be playing the role of Captain Nathaniel Barnes. He is described by the show’s producers as someone who

“lands on the GCPD like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon, Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone with whom he can share the burden of heroism. Captain Barnes proves himself to be a strong ally to Gordon…but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy.”

Jim Gordon is going to need all the help he can get with the second season, which was at Comic Con described as “the rise of the villains.” In a report by TV Line, the show’s executive producer Bruno Heller said that this development will cause Gotham to “decline into chaos.” Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon himself) also added, “As the villains rise, there’s an arms race, and the good guys have to increase their force as well. There’ll be new heroes introduced.”

Gotham‘s second season begins on Monday, September 21, on Fox.

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