Ben McKenzie tapped to play James Gordon in Fox's 'Gotham'

By Kyle Johnson,

Actor Ben McKenzie has been cast to star as James Gordon in Fox's upcoming series, Gotham.

McKenzie will play Gordon before he became the police commissioner that most are familiar, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Gotham is supposed to follow a young Gordon as he first works with the Gotham police, and the show is also said to show a young Bruce Wayne and many of the Batman comic series' well-known and iconic characters, especially villains.

Though Wayne will appear in the show, he won't be Batman yet, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly has previously said. "The show will track Bruce from a child (around 12 years old) until he puts on the cape (in the finale)."

According to Deadline, the pilot was written by Bruce Heller and Danny Cannon is serving as both the director for the pilot as well as the executive producer.

McKenzie has previously been on Fox, where he starred on The O.C.. The actor has actually also provided his voice as Batman before, in the animated film Batman: Year One. He was most recently on the cop show Southland.

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