This week was good news for the villains of "Gotham." First, we heard that Milo Ventimiglia will guest star as Jason Lennon aka the Ogre in a multi-episode guest arc.will be making his way to the hit Fox show. Now, it's been announced that "Heroes" alumnus
"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," says Variety. "When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously."
Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) aims to bring him down, which could only spell trouble for everyone.
"Gotham" is a reimagining of origin stories from the Batman canon. These include teenage Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman, and orphan Bruce Wayne aka Batman. Fans even get to see glimpses of classic villains Poison Ivy, the Penguin and the Riddler. However, according to Variety, the Ogre on "Gotham" bears no relation to the villain of the same nickname from the DC Comics.
Ventimiglia is no stranger to action-packed roles. He's spent four seasons playing superhero Peter Petrelli on NBC's "Heroes," as well as reluctant assassin Ian Mitchell in the Crackle series "Chosen." The actor has voiced Wolverine in the "Marvel Anime" series as well as Spider-Man Noir on "Ultimate Spider-Man." This will mark his first time playing a DC Comics character, other than his guest appearance as Green Arrow on "Robot Chicken."
"Heading to Gotham to see my friend Ben McKenzie," Ventimiglia tweeted about his guest star role. "Add a little madness to an already great and intense show. Very excited."
Fans can also see Ventimiglia in the ABC sci-fi alien drama, "The Whispers."