“Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia has officially signed on to join the cast of “Gotham” in a recurring role. Ventimiglia will appear in a major, multiple-episode recurring arc as Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre.
The Ogre is described as being handsome, wealthy, and seductive… and also a serial killer. He preys on young women in Gothamfor 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.
According to the release, Lennon’s obsessions with finding his mate and James Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy. Though his character shares a name with a villain from DC lore, he’s an all-new character for the series.
There is no word yet when Ventimiglia will begin his recurring arc. “Gotham” airs on Mondays at 8 P.M. EST on FOX.