The official character description reads, “Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor, the rough-around-the-edges Detective Harvey Bullock plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results … and he does it with old-school, forceful panache.”
Like every “Gotham” character cast so far, Bullock has a long history in comics, having first appeared in 1974’s “Detective Comics” #441. Bullock also played a major role in the 1990s “Batman: The Animated Series.”
Logue is the sixth series regular to be cast in recent days, along with Ben McKenzie as series lead Detective James Gordon, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. The show is also set to feature a young — reportedly around 12 years old — pre-Batman Bruce Wayne.
This isn’t the first time Logue has been connected to “Gotham.” Last month, a rumor stated that the actor was offered the lead role of Gordon, which he quickly denied via Twitter. Logue is a TV veteran, having played the lead of FX’s “Terriers” along with recent major roles in “Sons of Anarchy,” “Copper” and “Vikings.” He also has comic book movie experience, appearing in 1998’s “Blade,” 2003’s “American Splendor” and 2007’s “Ghost Rider.”
“Gotham” with a pilot script written by “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller, has a series commitment at Fox. The pilot, directed by Danny Cannon (who will also executive produce, with Heller), is scheduled to start production on March 17.