According to Variety, Fox has picked Ben McKenzie to play a young Detective James Gordon on the upcoming show Gotham. Ben McKenzie has previously starred on Southland and The O.C..
Gotham will feature the origin stories of Commissioner Gordon and many of Batman’s rogues gallery. It will also feature a teenage Bruce Wayne. I am interested in what Fox and Warner Bros. will do with this show. They have very high hope, because Fox has already placed a series order, and this is a big franchise for Warner Bros. to turnover to someone else. Warner Bros. has done an amazing job so far with origin shows for their DC heroes (Arrow and Smallville), but they were in total control of that process. This is different. I am really looking forward to Gotham. Should be a very good show.