Even though its only a couple episodes into its first season, Gotham has already introduced us to younger versions of a number of recognizable names and faces from Batman's infamous rogues gallery. Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy and more have already poked their heads out, and now news has come down that yet another one of the Dark Knight's most famous foes will soon be coming to join the ranks of the comic book television show.
Thanks to Variety, we now know that young actor Nicholas D’Agosto has signed on to play none other than Harvey Dent in Gotham and will be making a guest appearance on the show later in the first season. For right now it's unclear exactly how the character will be portrayed or how he will fit into the larger seasonal arc, but he is described as being "an idealistic assistant district attorney who vows to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham. The trade report says that there is a chance he could wind up becoming a recurring character if the series gets the greenlight for a second season, which seems to be a possibility given the fact that it has had strong ratings thus far.
While Dent may start out as a good guy in Gotham, real Batman fans know that things don't too well for him later in life. As seen in the comics as well as multiple television shows and films, Harvey eventually gets half of his face burned away in an attack/accident (the origin has been known to change), and the event winds up driving him completely insane. Becoming obsessed with the duality of good and evil, he eventually starts using a coin flip to determine whether or not he should act on his best intentions or his worst ones. At this point we can't say whether or not we will ever actually get to see Harvey Dent turn into Two Face on Gotham, but there certainly exists a possibility. If it does happen, one has to wonder how they could possibly make the character look as good as he did in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.
D'Agosto has been most recently been playing Dr. Ethan Haas on the Showtime series Masters of Sex, but he has a variety of film and television work that date back to when he made his professional acting debut in Alexander Payne's Election. Some of his other more notable credits include Final Destination 5, three episodes of The Office, and nine episodes of Heroes.
Gotham airs on Monday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT on Fox.
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