Michael Chiklis Joins 'Gotham' as Series Regular

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There's a new Captain coming to the GCPD on season two of Gotham. Michael Chiklis is returning to his police officer roots as he was cast to play Captain Nathaniel Barnes, according to TVLine, on the next season of Fox's show, which kicks off on September 25.

Gotham producers say that Barnes "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.”

Gotham returns to Fox for season two on Monday, September 25 at 8/7C

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#3 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

Add him to the list of actors who are too good for this show.

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#4 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (2623 posts) - - Show Bio

Who here hoping he becomes clayface lol

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#5 Posted by the_stegman (40195 posts) - - Show Bio

Let the hate begin!

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#6 Posted by Mark_Stephen (2616 posts) - - Show Bio

If he's law and order and will be an ally to Gordon where has he been all this time? Gordon's pretty much been the lone wolf among the sheep of Gotham's PD. Is this new character being brought in from out of town? Given what we've seen of Gotham how could any honest cop rise to the rank of Captain?

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#7 Posted by dan12456 (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

Stuff like this reminds me of how much potential Gotham had. I'd love to watch this dude interacting with a young Jim Gordon. Sadly the show decided it needed to throw in every single Batman villain rather than what makes sense for the time period and it became one huge gimmick.

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#8 Edited by Farkam (12025 posts) - - Show Bio

this guy is awesome

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#9 Edited by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, not being in the new Fantastic Four movie must be hitting Chiklis pretty hard if he's signing up for this to take his mind off it.

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#10 Posted by Dedpool (692 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay with that description, I'm hoping for a new version of Lock-Up!!

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@the_stegman said:

Let the hate begin!

I already express my feelings of the show well before the premiere last year. So, in regards of any news from it...

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#13 Edited by Thunderscream (2590 posts) - - Show Bio

Countdown to cancellation...

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#14 Edited by vojtavem (48 posts) - - Show Bio

Aw Yeah... I know the First season wasn't great, but I like it more than arrow, and Now it will be even better! Chiklis is great!

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#15 Posted by mangakid1995 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

They dragged poor Michael Chiklis into this didn't they.

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#16 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Chiklis, he fits right into the atmosphere of Gotham. Hopefully they'll experience the same second season improvements that AoS saw.

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#17 Posted by amazing_webhead (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

you people are complaining that he's too good for this when he was already in those goddamn Fantastic 4 movies?

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#19 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

so he will be spectre or congorilla . its gotham they will put anyone on here .

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#20 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

When great actors have to work so they can pay the bills.

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#21 Posted by bigsoto74 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

This is freaking awesome news! If you ever watch the TV series The Shield he was an awesome actor and he played a great dirty cop. You had to love and hate him at the same time. I think is a great addition to the show!

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