Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.) has officially received the lead role of Jim Gordon in the upcoming “Gotham” series from Fox.
Following the early days of Gotham City immediately following the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Det. Jim Gordon finds himself meeting a young Bruce Wayne and other known characters that will one day become the villains that make Gotham famous.
Perhaps sensing just how vocal a Batman-centric fan base could be, McKenzie took to Twitter to share his thoughts:
All I can promise is I will do my best not to screw this up. Can’t wait to get to work.
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) February 8, 2014
“Gotham” has a series commitment from Fox, but we’ll likely have to wait for upfronts to see where it’ll fall in next season’s schedule.