Former The O.C. and Southland star Ben McKenzie has been cast as young James Gordon in Gotham, the upcoming Fox series about young Bruce Wayne and friends. McKenzie doesn’t look like Archie Goodwin, but we’ll just have to deal with that.
Gordon will be a main character in Gotham, which is set during Batman’s teen years, so it’s kind of a Smallville for Gotham City, following the lives of all our favorite character when they had acne. The above photo of McKenzie is from his Southland role. where he played a cop, but obviously he know how to play a law enforcement official.
I never watched either of McKenzie’s previous series so can’t comment on his suitability for the role. What say you, readers?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.