Fox's Gotham has just filled a pivotal role in the Batman mythology: The series has cast an actor to play the young Harvey Dent. Dent, as those down with the canon know, goes on to become the ruthless and psychotic criminal Two-Face. The role was previously played by Aaron Eckhart in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever and Billy Dee Williams in Tim Burton's Batman.
The freshman series has tapped Nicholas D'Agosto to bring the character to life. The actor most recently appeared on Showtime's Masters of Sex, and had a recurring role on NBC's Heroes. D'Agosto's also appeared in feature films like Final Destination 5 and Fired Up!
On Gotham, Dent's described as "a handsome, warm and engaging Assistant District Attorney whose sole mission is to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham." Those familiar with his origin story know it won't be long until he starts working on the wrong side of the law.
Dent joins a catalog of soon-to-be villains that have already been featured on the show. So far, we've been introduced to a young Catwoman, Penguin, Poison Ivy and the Riddler. Dent will be a recurring character but could be bumped to series regular if Gotham is renewed.
Gotham airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
(via The Wrap)