Gotham fans will be seeing a familiar actress on the show soon. Morena Baccarin is the newest member of the cast and will reprise the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins. For those not familiar with the DC universe, Dr. Thompkins is a gifted physician that was dedicated to Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce’s parents.
She sets up shop at Arkham Asylum and the role will have her pulling Gordon into more dangerous territory. The character arc is set to begin in early 2015, and comes just after the news of Gotham’s pick up for a full season. Fox added an additional six episodes to flesh out the show’s first season.
If you recognize the name, she has been a fixture on both cult-classic TV shows and critically acclaimed ones. She starred on the Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ in 2002. From there she took a starring role on ABC’s ‘V’ and earned an Emmy nod for her role on Showtime’s Homeland.
Oh, and she played on Stargate SG-1. Can we please get Stargate and Firefly back? Syfy and Fox, bring back these shows.
Gotham continues to introduce characters from the comics at a brisk pace. Harvey Dent, played by Nicholas D’Agostso, will soon be introduced. You will remember from Nolan’s Batman trilogy that Dent becomes Two-Face.
If Fox keeps it, we are going to need an app for all the characters they are introducing in the show. Thankfully, they have eased up on force feeding us that Selina Kyle will be Catwoman.