Looks like things are progressing smoothly for FOX and Warner Bros. Television's attempt to showcase characters from the Batman Universe in the small screen, as both companies have finally chosen their actor to play a younger James Gordon in "Gotham"... "The O.C." and "Southland's" Ben McKenzie!
An origin TV Series set years before The Batman came into the picture, "Gotham" explores the origins of James Gordon, the villains/ supercriminals, and a young Bruce Wayne before they all made their mark and changed the city as we now know it to be. It's certainly cranking up the interest rate for the show, and McKenzie took to Twitter to express his thoughts on his casting:
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
Funny fact: Bruce Wayne/ Batman in Batman: Year One was voiced by McKenzie as well, while Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad fame voiced Gordon... Talk about switcheroo!!!
No release date has been given for Gotham yet, but expect it sometime later this year!