Ben McKenzie Takes the Lead in FOX’s Gotham Series

Ben McKenzie Takes the Lead in FOX’s Gotham SeriesBen McKenzie ("Southland," "The O.C.") has officially taken the lead role of Detective James Gordon in FOX and Warner Bros. Television’s "Gotham," which has a series commitment at the network.

Based upon characters published by DC Comics, "Gotham" is a drama exploring the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.

McKenzie himself took to Twitter to add his own thoughts:

Bruno Heller ("The Mentalist," "Rome") wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. Danny Cannon ("CSI," "Nikita") will direct and executive produce the pilot.

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