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).