TVLine reports that Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of Gotham Season 2 as “Captain Nathaniel Barnes, who lands on the GCPD like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone with whom he can share the burden of heroism. Captain Barnes proves himself to be a strong ally to Gordon… but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy.”
Chiklis starred on American Horror Story: Freak Show last year, and is probably still best known for playing TV’s toughest dirty cop Vic Mackey in The Shield.
The big theme for Season 2 is the rise of the villains, so it’s just as well that Detective Gordon has a man who once physically charged through a gate instead of jumping over it on his side.
Gotham Season 2 begins on 25 September on Fox in the UK and shortly afterwards on Channel 5 in the UK. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.