Donal Logue Talks GOTHAM, the Rumors He Was Going to Play Jim Gordon, What Drew Him to the Role, the Possibility of a TERRIERS Reunion, and More

     October 20, 2014

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Last week at New York Comic-Con, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Donal Logue for Gotham.  At the center of the show is Ben McKenzie as a young Detective Jim Gordon, who comes onto the force to work with veteran Harvey Bullock, played by Donal Logue.  The main antagonists that emerge are Jada Pinkett Smith as an original character, Fish Mooney, and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepott, the man who becomes the Penguin.  Balancing out the cast are Erin Richards as Gordon’s mysterious fiancée Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.  While all shows take a bit of time to find a rhythm that works, Gotham is loaded with a talented cast and has The Mentalist and Rome alum Bruno Heller as the executive producer/writer, so I’m rooting for it.

During the interview, Logue talked about why he wanted to take on the role, the initial rumors that he was going to play Jim Gordon, what’s coming up on future episodes, the big challenges of making a TV show, if the Gotham scripts have a lot of rewrites, and the possibility of a Terriers reunion.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.  Gotham airs Monday nights on Fox.

Donal Logue:

  • What do I need to do to get a Terriers reunion?
  • :40 – How he can create his character any way he wants because he’s a new character.
  • 1:40 – How his character has a touch of his Grounded For Life character and what drew him to the role?
  • 2:45 – What does he find interesting about playing dark characters?
  • 3:50 – What can he say about the upcoming episodes?  Talks about flashbacks and how the kids are more involved
  • 4:45 – Talks about how people originally thought he’d play Gordon and the way he got involved in the project.
  • 6:30 – What’s been the big challenge of making a TV show?
  • 7:35 – Do they get a lot of revisions on the Gotham scripts?

 

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