Gotham Casts Ra's al Ghul

Gotham Casts Big Bad Ra's al Ghul With Deep Space Nine's Alexander Siddig

The Demon’s Head will rear his head in Gotham this spring.

TVLine has learned that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine alum Alexander Siddig is set to recur as no less than Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Shadows.

According to producers for the Fox drama, as Bruce pulls the veil off the Court of Owls, he will learn that the man pulling the strings is the enigmatic Ra’s al Ghul. With a past shrouded in mystery, the powerful supervillain uses cunning and deception to lay waste to his foes — presenting the future Batman with most dangerous adversary yet.

Ra’s of course has been played on The CW’s Arrow by Matt Nable, while Liam Neeson portrayed the DC Comics baddie in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.

In addition to his run as DS9‘s Dr. Bashir, Siddig’s TV credits include Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones, Da Vinci’s Demons and 24.

The yet-to-be-renewed Gotham resumes Season 3 on Monday, April 24; Siddig will first air… sometime thereafter.

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17 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    YAAAAS. Love him so. Feel he was somewhat wasted talent wise on GOT.

  2. drb999 says:

    Yes! Great choice.

  3. sweetrupturedlight says:

    Fantastic choice!

  4. Wes chapman says:

    Good choice for Ra!! What is the latest on Gotham’s renewal??

  5. Kevin Tran says:

    Alexander Siddig was good in guest starring roles like 24 (Season Six was the worst of the series) and Game of Thrones.

  6. kittycat925 says:

    So very looking forward to “Gotham” coming back and the addition of Alexander Siddig!

  7. Jim C says:

    Hey Matt….Liam Neeson played Ducard in Batman Begins. Ken Watanabe played Ra’s Al Ghul.

  8. T.W.S.S. says:

    Fox needs to stop playing and renew Gotham already.

  9. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting of the actor to play Ra’s al Ghul on the show. Can’t wait for Gotham to return next month and hope Fox will renew the show soon!

  10. Izzy says:

    I love Matt Nable but this is a better choice for Ras Al Ghul.

  11. tikkanen10 says:

    Great actor! Love Dr Bashir!

  12. Alia says:

    This is such great casting. Alexander Siddig is such a talented actor and it will be interesting to see what the writer have him and the league doing in Gotham in this time period.

  13. Sharon says:

    Interesting. I hope I can continue to stomach Gotham long enough to see him.

  14. skyebright8 says:

    Yes! Though I want him as Ras in the DCEU as well ;)