Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GOTHAM Casts Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock

And now Jim Gordon has a partner.

In the latest table tennis-style casting news between Fox's Gotham and the CW's The Flash, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed rumors that Donal Logue is joining Gotham as Detective Harvey Bullock.

The Batman prequel series centers around the period before James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) became Gotham City's police commissioner and was only a rookie detective.  This version of Bullock is described in the article as "Gordon's partner and mentor, who is rough around the edges and plays loose with police procedure -- but gets results and does it with old-school, forceful panache."

Logue, 47, is perhaps best known as Lee Toric on Sons of Anarchy, and Hank Dolworth on the short-lived series Terriers.  He's also had some previous comic book adaptation experience playing Mack in the 2007 Ghost Rider movie and Quinn in 1998's Blade.  This will be the first live action depiction of Bullock, although the character was voiced in several animated projects by Robert Costanzo.

In addition to McKenzie, Logue joins Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen and Erin Richards as Barbara Kean.  The actor playing the role of young Bruce Wayne has yet to be announced.

Created by Archie Goodwin and Howard Chaykin in 1974, Bullock first appeared in Detective Comics (vol.1) #441 as a crooked police detective under orders from Mayor Hamilton Hill to sabotage Gordon's career, but ultimately becomes loyal to him.  After the DC Universe was rebooted in in 1986, Bullock was reconceived as being loyal to Gordon from the start and becomes part of a small inner circle that Gordon knows he can trust.

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