A month ago we learned that Donal Logue was offered the role of Detective Harvey Bullock in the Batman prequel series Gotham. Today we've learned that he has accepted the offer, and the casting is official.
The character is described as a "rough-around-the-edges partner of the future Commissioner Gordon," who will be played by Ben McKenzie. He will also act as Gordon's mentor.
Logue recently worked on the series Sons of Anarchy, and I'm really happy to see that he is going to take on this role. He's going to be awesome as this character.
The other actors cast in the series so far include:
Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin. The guy looks creepy as hell. "With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor."
Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth. Described a "tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman."
Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, who is Detective Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad. "Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop."
Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, "the fiance of Detective Gordon (McKenzie). A sophisticated emergency doctor, Kean stands by her husband amid the corrupt world of Gotham."
The series explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that infested Gotham. The series will also feature young Bruce Wayne, who is yet to be cast. Stay tuned for more details on what is sure to be an amazing series!