According to Deadline, Fox has found its Detective James Gordon for the upcoming Gotham television series. Southland alumnus, Ben McKenzie has been cast in the role of a young James Gordon. In the Gotham series, Gordon is an idealistic rookie detective for the Gotham City Police Department’s Homicide Squad and is also a former college football star and war hero.
This is an interesting casting choice, a little younger than I was expecting I, but not a horrible pick either. I really liked McKenzie on Southland, which was a fantastic show in itself. Definitely looking forward to this series. Gotham is due to premiere later this summer on Fox. (Source: Deadline)