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Ben McKenzie Is Gotham’s Detective James Gordon

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31:  Actor Ben McKenzie arrives at The Paley Center for "An Evening With Southland" on May 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Ben McKenzie, who remains Ryan Atwood in our hearts, will play Batman's police liaison, Detective James Gordon, in Fox's Gotham. Written and executive produced by The Mentalist showrunner Bruno Heller, the show is an origin story focused on Gordon's time as a rookie at Gotham City Open Police Department's Homicide Squad. Batman villains the Joker, Riddler, Penguin, and Catwoman will also make appearances, as will a young Bruce Wayne, who will end the series by donning his black cape for the first time.

Photo: Jason Merritt/2011 Getty Images