(Warning - the following contains a mild potential SPOILER or two for future episodes of Fox's Gotham. Proceed with whatever level of caution that suggests is prudent...)
Now, with the current second season of Gotham being hailed by many fans as a notable improvement on its first year, it's not too surprising that the folks behind-the-scenes of the show are doubling down on their success, with an eye on that perceived lift in quality eventually being reflected in the ratings.
Which, in the immediate short term, seems to mean that we'll be seeing a steady stream of high-quality guest stars and recurring characters - often played by the sort of solid, reliable character actors that modern television is bursting from the seams with. The latest development on that front?
Sons of Anarchy's Tommy Flanagan is Set to Join Gotham as a Mysterious New Villain
Specifically, Flanagan - best known for his role as Filip 'Chibs' Telford in Sons of Anarchy - will be taking on a major role in an upcoming episode of the show.
Which...we actually found out a few weeks ago.
Recently, however, ComicBook.com dug up some more information on just who Flanagan is set to be playing, and from the sounds of it...
Flanagan's Character Could Be a Pretty Big Deal
Y'see, it seems he's set to play a professional killer named The Knife, who, from the sounds of the description provided, could well have a pretty major role to play in an ongoing storyline or two...
"The Knife is one of Gotham’s most dangerous denizens. His charming, stylish shell and good humor mask a remorseless hitman whose skills are at the service of the highest bidder. He will sit with you, laugh with you, and then cut your throat."
With Flanagan set to arrive in the 10th episode of this season, though, we won't have to wait too long to find out just what it is he'll get up to - seeing as it's currently scheduled to hit our screens on November 23.
In the meantime, what do you reckon?