Gotham will be gaining another villain soon, as Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) will be joining the cast as Jason Lennon, a.k.a. the Ogre. The character will first appear in episode 19, and the role will continue for a major, multi-episode arc throughout the rest of the season.
Handsome, wealthy and seductive, the Ogre is a serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously.
His obsessions, combined with Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy.
The press release is also quick to note, however, that this is not the canon character from the DC Comics, but a new character. From what I understand, though, the comics are stocked with an insane number of (really insane) villains that could populate Gotham, so why the push for new characters, I don’t know. Still, this version of the Ogre sounds like a cross between any given Luther villain and the main villain from that new R.L. Stine-based show Eye Candy on MTV (seriously, almost exactly the same). Time will tell.
Gotham airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on Fox. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee and Camren Bicondova.