Gotham Scoop: Donal Logue Cast as Detective Harvey Bullock in Fox's Batman Origin Series

Donal Logue GothamErstwhile Sons of Anarchy and Terriers sleuth Donal Logue is putting his investigative hat back on, joining Fox’s Batman drama Gotham in the role of Detective Harvey Bullock, TVLine has learned.

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Gotham, which was ordered straight to series in September, explores the origin stories of James Gordon (Southland‘s Ben McKenzie) and the villains that made the titular city famous.

Det. Bullock, a well-known DC character who makes his live-action debut in Gotham, is Gordon’s partner and mentor. He plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results — and he does it with old-school, forceful panache.

Logue joins a cast that also includes Robin Lord Taylor (as the Penguin), Sean Pertwee (as Alfred Pennyworth), Zabryna Guevara (as Captain Essen), Erin Richards (as James’ fiancée, Barbara Kean) and the aforementioned McKenzie.

The Gotham gig will not interfere with Logue’s recurring role as King Horik on Vikings, which kicks off its second season on Feb. 27.

Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) penned the pilot and will serve as an EP alongside director Danny Cannon (Nikita).

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  1. Metoo says:

    Well, now I’m gonna have to watch this…I adore Donal.

  2. Shaun says:

    Hmm,on the cartoon Bullock was a fair bit younger than Gordon

    • Lauren says:

      And his hair was also 4.75 inches shorter….

      • Brian says:

        You can’t compare hair to an age difference. They are changing the age of a lot of characters on this as well as the timeline. Essen is also younger than Gordon and shows up way later in Gordon’s life when Batman is already around. It also seems like doing this will make the future Batman villains that they are introducing quite a bit older than Bruce Wayne. The casting for this is great though so I’m still looking forward to it.

  3. Steve F. says:

    Wow… with the casting for this, I’ll be giving Gotham a shot!

  4. MissMel says:

    Shoot. Now I’m gonna have to watch this. I freakin’ love this guy.

  5. christine says:

    Another casting score. Gives me hope!

  6. Alan says:

    logue is a fantastic actor and bullock is one of my all time favourite characters from the comics, i wasnt going to bother with this show but this has changed my mind at least for the pilot.

    • Harvey Dent says:

      AGREED! – This has basically guaranteed I’ll have to at least watch the first 8 episodes on a show I wasn’t going to bother with either.

  7. alistaircrane says:

    I like this, but I was looking forward to Bullock being partnered with Renee Montoya.

  8. Polly says:

    i hate you fox. i must watch this show now.

  9. Thank you for using an image of classic Bullock and not the current thing version from the comics, heh.

  10. Joey says:

    Love this casting. Ever since I watched Terriers, I thought, “I NEED TO SEE MORE OF THIS GUY.”

  11. Joey says:

    Casting on the show keeps getting better. Happy Donal will be on the show.

  12. Steve says:

    Ok. They’re getting serious with the casting. I hope the writing is up to par so as not to waste the talent they’re assembling.