Actor Donal Logue recently sat down with website IGN to discuss his role in FOXs upcoming comic book-based television Gotham.
Logue plays Detective Harvey Bullock, a seasoned cop looking out for a younger Jim Gordon, and mentoring him as he rises through the ranks of the Gotham police department. The series is highly anticipated, but how will people react to a very young Bruce Wayne, many years away from becoming the dark knight. Donal Logue explains the reasoning as to why you should watch the show, and how Gotham can still be awesome with no Batman.
"What's fascinating about Gotham is like, what happened in the 20 years before Batman was so effed up that it needed a vigilante to come and save it -- and those moral decisions have repercussions. Like, Gordon does stuff that seems to come from a good place, but you can do something and -- this kind of goes back to the statecraft argument -- say, in Vikings time, if I want to kill my enemy, I have to kill his kids. If I don't kill sons, they're coming after me and mine for the rest of our lives. So you've got to pull the root out. That's something that Gordon struggles with, being that brutal. Then later, if some bad s**t goes down, you can say, 'Well, that was your bighearted moment.' It's kind of mock politics, so it'll be interesting to see. I'm super fascinated to see where a lot of these things go. The question is, how did we get there? How did we get to the point where we had to have a Batman?"
[Gotham](series:1127075) is described as, “the origin stories of eventual Police Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie –Southland) and the rogues’ gallery of villains that made the city infamous.” It will air on FOX later this year.