Morena Baccarin Heads to Gotham

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Morena Baccarin, Emmy nominated for her work on “Homeland,” has joined the cast of FOX’s DC Comics-inspired series, “Gotham”! Deadline has the news, reporting that the “Firefly” star will make her debut during Season One with plans for her character to act as a series regular starting in Season Two.

Baccarin will play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a medical colleague of Bruce Wayne’s father. The character made her debut in the comics in 1976 in the pages of “Detective Comics” #457. Created by Dennis O’Neil and artist Dick Giordano, Thompkins has, in the “New 52” continuity, been recently appearing in flashback sequences in “Red Hood and the Outlaws.”

In “Gotham,” Baccarin’s Thompkins will be seen working at Arkham Asylum with plans for the character to become an ally of Detective James Gordon.

Check out our recap of this past Monday’s new episode, “Viper,” right here.

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