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Published On: Thu, Jun 25th, 2015

James Frain joins ‘Gotham’ season 2 – villain details revealed

James Frain (True Blood, Agent Carter) has signed on for Gotham season 2 as a “major villain,” who greatly impacts the show and other characters.

Frain will play Theo Galavan, described as “the savior the city has been waiting for…sexy, heroic, and lovingly devoted to his sister Tabitha…But behind Galavan’s altruism is a centuries-old vendetta. Galavan and Tabitha (aka Tigress) will take chaos and violence to a new level in order to bleed Gotham. Their plan will lead to the creation of new villains… and the destruction of others.”

Deadline notes that “Frain is currently recurring on the second season of HBO’s True Detective and has been recurring on BBC America’s Orphan Black. His feature credits include TRON: Legacy and Water for Elephants.

Gotham cast photoCory Michael Smith’s Edward Nygma will take a more central role as he heads down the path to becoming the Riddler. At the 2015 Fox Upfront event in New York City, the audience was promised both the Joker and Mr. Freeze will appear in season two. TV Line now reports that Morena Baccarin, who plays Dr. Leslie Thompkins, has been upped to series regular for season 2.

Nicholas D’Agosto will return as Harvey Dent, also a regular in season 2, so expect more hints at his Two-Face duality and hidden darkness.

“We’re going to find out how the hell Jerome, the proto-Joker (played by Cameron Monaghan) we met earlier in this season, connects with the Joker as people known him,” Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller told The Hollywood Reporter. “That’s the big focus of the beginning of the second season. We’re going to tell the story of how the Joker came to be…That’s teaser enough, I think.”

Stayed tuned as other news will certainly drop.

Cameron Monaghan as Jerome, the proto-Joker

Cameron Monaghan as Jerome, the proto-Joker

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  1. ‘Evil Dead’ star Jessica Lucas cast a Tigress for ‘Gotham’ season 2 - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] for her brother Theo, a billionaire industrialist hell-bent on taking over Gotham (and to be played by go-to bad guy James Frain). Described as sexy and violent — and toting a bullwhip! — she’s the opposite of her cold and […]

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