It must be Thanksgiving, even in Gotham, as Jim Gordon welcomes some more of his family to the future Batman’s city.
James Remar, who dominated flashbacks in Showtime’s popular series Dexter as the title character’s dead father, will make his way to Gotham as Frank Gordon, the uncle of Ben McKenzie’s police officer fighting the kind of crime you’d almost only see in comic books.
Flickering Myth, which reported the news, described Frank Gordon as a “master at playing both sides, and a man who knows how to keep a secret.”
Frank abandoned the family after Jim’s father’s fatal car crash. And now, 25 years later, he’s returned to reconnect with his estranged nephew. But Frank harbors a dark secret, one that will upset the very foundations of Jim’s world and force him into a terrible choice between saving his family and saving his city.
Remar has had a long and quite busy acting career since making his first television appearance in 1981 on Hill Street Blues. He would get his first starring role in Steven Bochco’s 1997 crime drama Total Security, which lasted just six episodes. He’s pick up a new series in 2000, the USA summer bounty hunter drama The Huntress, which lasted two seasons.
Remar would play Richard Wright in the HBO series Sex and the City just before landing Dexter. That would lead to other work including Jericho on CBS, Cartoon Network’s Ben 10: Alien Force, Grey’s Anatomy and The Legend of Korra.
He most recently played Cephelo in the MTV series The Shannara Chronicles from Smallville‘s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. That fantasy drama earned a second season last April.
It’s not clear exactly when Remar will first show up on Gotham, but it most certainly won’t be until after the holiday break.
Gotham – which also stars Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova and Cory Michael Smith – airs Mondays on Fox. The next new episode is slated for Nov. 28 when Selina (Bicondova) runs into someone she didn’t expect, while Mario Falcone (James Carpinello) and Gordon have a pre-wedding encounter of their own.
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