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Fox’s Gotham TV Show Picks Up Viking’s Donal Logue


Hey, remember when people were throwing around the rumor of Donal Logue playing James Gordon for the new Batman-less Gotham series? He’s not playing Gordon, but he will star on the show. 

Just last month, this was circling around the internet.

To be fair, we never thought for a second Logue would play Gordon. He’s a fantastic actor but we knew they were going for a younger man as the lead. But the actor was keeping a secret about the show. Logue, who’s recently starred in Vikings, Copper, and Sons of Anarchy will be taking on the role of none other than Det. Harvey Bullock.

That makes so much more sense.

Entertainment Weekly writes:

Bullock is Det. Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor investigating the dramatic crimes of Gotham City. He’s described as a “rough-around-the-edges detective ” who “plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results … and he does it with old-school, forceful panache” (in the comics, the character is pretty brutal with suspects, but essentially a good guy).

Bullock, of course, has been a long-standing sidekick of sorts to Gordon in the comics and I’m very interested to see Logue’s take. He’ll be playing opposite the recently cast Ben McKenzie as Gordon. Just yesterday we learned the casting of Penguin, Alfred, Captain Essen, and Barbara Kean.

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Anonymous

    I love Logue, but I feel bad for him playing Bullock. He’s lost so much weight over the years that it sucks for him to get the ‘fat guy’ part.

  • Anonymous

    I love Logue, but I feel bad for him playing Bullock. He’s lost so much weight over the years that it sucks for him to get the ‘fat guy’ part.

  • Adrian

    In Batman: Earth One, Bullock is actually a younger, handsome guy. While the description alludes to the classic version, that doesn’t mean he has to be fat or anything.

  • .GONNY

    I love this in so many ways.

  • .GONNY

    Yes, but this is flashback Bullock in the early days of Gotham. He could have been a bit more svelte back then, right?

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    I’d say Bullock is an “asshole with a trenchcoat” part.

  • Revolution of Eva

    Bullock may pervasively commit acts of police brutality…but he gets *results* damn it!

  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    As soon as I saw that pic I thought, “I bet it’s Bullock!” I don’t know this actor, but he just has that “mean tough cop” look.

  • Anonymous

    Logue can do that well. I hope it goes well for him.

  • Jason Rye

    That picture reminds me how much I miss Life.

  • http://www.lawlessgentile.com/ Ali Miller

    Okay. If they cast Renee Montoya next I’ll actually have to watch this. Gorrammit.

  • Anonymous

    He’s more “bull-in-the-china-shop” than “mean, tough”. Essentially, he’s Chris Farley with much better range. Checkout his TV Shows too soon canceled “Terriers” and very underrated “Grounded For Life”. I know he was in multiple episodes during the early years of the X-Files, but I don’t remember if was recurring or just a major character in a story arc.

  • Skol Troll

    I really wasn’t too interested in this show. Until now. If it’s truly a cop drama starring the developments of Gordon, Bullock, et al, with a lot of hopelessness by being outgunned/overwhelmed until the “end” (ya know, strange sightings of “a bat”), I could be persuaded to watch. If only to see Donal Logue get all uppity over rumors of some guy jumping around in a bat costume, doing HIS job.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    It makes sense that they would add Bullock. Nothing about the character requires him showing up at the same time as Batman and he has such a complex character that he is sure to give the series much added depth.