Hot off the heels of a full season pick-up, Fox’s Gotham has added yet another key Batman character to its cast. According to Deadline, Firefly actress Morena Baccarin is set to play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a recognizable supporting character in the Dark Knight mythos. Gotham marks her first live action appearance. Thompkins will be a recurring character this season, and will be upgraded to series regular for season two – if Gotham is renewed, of course.
Baccarin’s take on the character is described as “a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters.” The actress is no stranger to the DC Universe; she voiced Black Canary in three episodes of Justice League Unlimited, as well as Talia al Ghul in this year’s Son of Batman animated movie.
Baccarin is set to make her debut on Gotham, which airs at 8 PM EST on Mondays, in early 2015. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.