‘Vikings,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Donal Logue joins Fox’s ‘Gotham’ as…

Donal Logue really seems to be everywhere these days. He was on “Terriers” and “Grounded for Life” in the past, and just over the past two years he has been on everything from “Vikings” to “Royal Pains,” “Copper,” an upcoming appearance on “Law & Order: SVU,” and an extremely memorable appearance on “Sons of Anarchy” as Lee Toric.

Now, the exceptional actor has another great series to add to his resume: “Gotham,” which was ordered straight to series by Fox this past fall. He will be playing the role of Detective Harvey Bullock, a mentor of sorts to a young Jim Gordon at the center of this series. Harvey (the second-most-famous Harvey in the Batman world) is not exactly someone who always follows the letter of the law, but he does manage to get results.

This is a pretty big casting for the “Gotham” show, since you are getting yourself someone who already has a dedicated following, and it is a character that has never really been seen before anywhere other than the comics. We are still very nervous about the show, given that we are started to get inundated with the DC universe on TV, but the castings of him and Ben McKenzie are encouraging. The show itself will probably not get a premiere date until May, when Fox announces some more of what lies ahead at their network upfronts. If the show does air in 2014, we wouldn’t be shocked if it happened in the late summer so that it could run a full season before baseball. But time will tell.

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