Gotham gets New Series Regular in the form of Michael Chiklis

by Scarlett Bentley
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It has recently been announced that Michael Chiklis is going to play a Gotham City Police Department Captain named Nathaniel Barnes in the upcoming second season of Gotham.

According to the producers of Gotham, “[Barnes] lands on the GCPD like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon, Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone’s with whom he can share the burden of heroism. Captain Barnes proves himself to be a strong ally to Gordon… but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy.”

Michael Chiklis headlined police drama The Shield, which was critically acclaimed, and he portrayed Ben Grimm, also known as The Thing, in both of Tim Story’s Fantastic Four films, so Chiklis is no stranger to police action or comic book adaption.

Make sure you catch the return of Gotham on Monday, September 21 on FOX.

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