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Gotham Season 2: Tudors Alum Cast as Billionaire Baddie/Tigress' Brother

Gotham Season 2 Cast James Frain

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Gotham has filled its villain void by casting James Frain (The Tudors, Orphan Black) in the series-regular role of Theo Galavan, brother to Tabitha Galavan, AKA DC Comics villain Tigress, our sister site Deadline reports.

Theo (who you first heard about here) is a sexy, heroic, billionaire industrialist who’s new to the city, and Gotham is happy to have him. But his philanthropy covers a centuries-old vendetta, and he and Tabitha — to whom he’s very devoted — have violent, chaotic plans for the city they’re planning to destroy.

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The role of Tabitha has not yet been cast.

Per the report, The Galavans’ introduction eventually will lead to the destruction of some old villains and the creation of new ones.

Frain played Grimm‘s Prince Eric and currently recurs on Orphan Black and True Detective. His other TV credits include True BloodThe Tudors and Agent Carter.

Thoughts on Frain’s casting? Who’d you like to see as Tigress? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Amanda says:

    I had a feeling he would eventually show up on “Gotham”. He’s been in so many of my other favorite shows. I was personally hoping he’d be Mr. Freeze but still glad he’ll be on the show.

  2. lrdslvrhnd says:

    I’ve liked him since he was the baddie in The Cape.

    …Or was I the only one who watched that? *g*

  3. Joe says:

    I think Katie McGrath should play his sister Tabitha.

  4. Joey says:

    The more James Frain on my screen the happier I am.

  5. aa says:

    I will not be pleased if this takes him away from Orphan Black. I don’t want another Michelle Forbes situation around here.

  6. Simon says:

    Poor James Frain, he keeps getting typecast as a villain when he actually has a pretty broad range

  7. theend says:


  8. christopher bee says:

    Invasions Szura anybody?

  9. Joey Padron says:

    good casting. can’t wait to see him on the show!

  10. Bill says:

    The Chess!!!! Lol no one else thinks of The Cape when seeing him?

  11. Saintsfan9 says:

    I liked him on True Blood and wished they had done more with his character so I look forward to seeing him in action on Gotham. Can’t wait!