Fox's "Gotham" Casts Detective Gordon

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Ben McKenzie ("Southland,""The O.C") will be taking the lead role of Detective James Gordon in the upcoming Warner Bros./Fox drama, "Gotham." The pilot was written by Bruno Heller ("Rome," "The Mentalist") and will be directed by Danny Cannon ("Nikita," "CSI"), with the pair co-executive producing.

Based on characters from the DC Comics classic, "Gotham" is a drama that will explore the origins of future Commissioner James Gordon, an adolescent Bruce Wayne and the infamous villains of Gotham city.

"We see Detective Gordon, before he's a commissioner, all the characters you know, Bruce Wayne, the Penguin, all of them. It's Gotham teetering on the edge, and we see what makes these characters become who they are, [like] Catwoman. It's an operatic soap that has a slightly larger-than-life quality to it," Fox chairman Kevin Reilly stated.

McKenzie is the first member to be cast in the series, which is currently in the process of being written. Stay tuned for all the latest right here!

-Nowal Massari