“Gotham” continues to draw upon DC Comics‘ Batman history as the first season draws to a close: Deadline has word that actor Chris Chalk has been cast as long-running supporting character Lucius Fox. The outlet reports he’ll debut on the show’s 21st episode — the second-to-last of its freshman run — with the option to return next season.
Lucius Fox debuted in 1979’s “Batman” #307 by Len Wein and John Calnan, most commonly depicted as the business manager of Wayne Enterprises. He’s been seen in TV in the past, on “Batman: The Animated Series” and “The Batman,” and was played by Morgan Freeman in all three of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films.
Chalk previously appeared in a recurring role as Gary Cooper on “The Newsroom,” and as Tom Walker on “Homeland.” He also portrayed Clemens in last year’s Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, “12 Years a Slave.”
“Gotham” airs 8 p.m. Mondays on Fox.
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