Morena Baccarin isn’t leaving Gotham just yet…
Fox has ordered a third season of the Batman origin story Gotham, based on the characters from DC Comics and starring the 36-year-old Brazilian-American actress.
From writer/executive producer Bruno Heller, Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Baccarin, who recently earned her first-ever MTV Movie Awards nominations for her role in another comic-based project, Deadpool, portrays Leslie Thompkins in a starring role.
While ratings figures have been down versus the show’s first season, Gotham has been doing a solid business in multi-platform viewing, averaging 9 million total viewers in Season 2, and has done well with male demos.
The series ranks among this season’s Top 10 entertainment programs overall among Men 18-49, and is among the season’s Top 5 broadcast dramas among Men 18-49 and Men 18-34.
“It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life with depth, emotion and memorable high drama,” said David Madden, Fox’s Entertainment president.
The next episode on March 21 will kick off the guest arc of Paul Reubens as Elijah Van Dahl, Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) father.