Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Finds its Detective Gordan in Southland’s Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie will be keeping the mean streets of Gotham safe as Detective James Gordon. Gotham, which Fox has already given a series commitment to, will be set in a pre-Batman city and explore the origins of the many villains who made it famous. Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. Danny Cannon (the CSI series, Nikita) will direct and executive produce the pilot.

McKenzie has previously starred in The O.C. and Southland. His Detective Gordon will be younger than many of the other versions who have appeared in Batman comics and films in the past.

No air date for Gotham has been set yet. Do you think McKenzie will make a good Gordon?