Gotham’s newest no-nonsense, hardnosed cop is Captain Nathaniel Barnes, as played by Michael Chicklis. Chiklis is no stranger to TV or the superhero genre, having starred in the Emmy winning TV cop-drama, The Shield, as well as portrayed Ben Grimm/The Thing in the original Fantastic Four movie franchise.
Gotham’s a big city and it’s about time that Jim Gordon had an ally. But who is Nathaniel Barnes and how well will he fit into Gordon’s plans of attack? Gotham‘s producers tell us that he “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 (Ben McKenzie), Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone 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.”
Sounds to me like Barnes is going to fit in nicely.
Gotham kicks off its second season on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on Fox.
Source: TV Line