Gotham has introduced plenty of new characters in Season 3, and those characters have ranged from good guys to bad guys to just plain crazy guys. Now, it looks like we'll soon be getting a new face who may be good, bad, and a little bit crazy. Dexter alum James Remar has signed on to play Frank Gordon when Gotham returns from winter hiatus in 2017.
Frank Gordon is none other than the long-absent uncle of Jim Gordon. He left Gotham after the death of his brother, who perished in a drunk driving accident. Frank and Jim haven't connected for more than 25 years, but Frank will return to Gotham to try and bond with his nephew. Unfortunately for Jim, there's more to Frank than first meets the eye. According to TVLine, Frank has a secret so dark that it will turn Jim's world upside down when details begin to come to light. Jim will ultimately need to choose between protecting Gotham and preserving what little family he has left.
The character has been described as somebody who can play both sides of a given scenario, so we shouldn't be too surprised if Frank seems like a good guy long enough for Jim to become attached to his uncle. Jim has good instincts as a detective, but he's been fooled before, and a long-lost family member should be enough to knock him off his game. Throw in the fact that Jim's attempts at creating a family of his own - first with Barbara, then with Lee - have backfired, and he may be eager to form a connection with any relation, no matter how sketchy the circumstances.
Interestingly, Gotham won't be the first time that James Remar has worked on a project related to DC Comics. He has leant his voice to several animated series, including The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice, and Beware the Batman. His DC characters have mostly been villains so far; we'll have to wait and see if Frank Gordon is yet another bad guy or if Remar is actually getting to play a good guy in a DC series.
James Remar is probably best known for his role as Harry Morgan on Dexter, appearing in all eight seasons on Showtime. He also tackled roles on Grey's Anatomy, Wilfred, State of Affairs, and The Shannara Chronicles. Remar has the experience in all manner of genres that he should be able to handle whatever Gotham throws at him, and his work in both comedy and drama may make him a perfect fit for the oddball/noir tone of Gotham.
Frank Gordon will be a recurring role for James Remar, so we should see a fair amount of him. He'll make his Gotham debut early in 2017. The fall finale of Gotham airs on November 28 at 8 p.m. ET, so be sure to check out our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what else you'll be able to catch on the small screen in the not-too-distant future.