Michael Chiklis Joins Cast of ‘Gotham’

“The Shield” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” star Michael Chiklis is moving into Fox’s “Gotham.”

Chiklis has landed the series regular role of Captain Nathaniel Barnes, Variety has learned. The news was first reported by TVLine.

Gotham’s producers explain, “Barnes lands on the Gotham City Police Department like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of the city’s police force. He is a law-and-order zealot; unafraid of making enemies on either side of the law. For Gordon (Ben McKenzie) he 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 (Ben McKenzie), but one day he will make an equally powerful enemy.”

Gotham returns for its second season on September 25 at 8 p.m.

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