“Gotham” has lined up another villain to terrorize Jim Gordon. Milo Ventimiglia will join the series for multiple episodes as serial killer Jason Lennon, known as the Ogre. The role is a change for Ventimiglia, who’s best known for fighting for what’s right while starring on “Heroes.”
Comic book fans may recognize the name Ogre as a Batman villain that’s been genetically altered to have superhuman strength. However, FOX confirms that their version of Orge is not the character from DC canon.
Their description of the character reads, “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.”
When Gordon ends up on the case, he and Lennon both spiral “toward tragedy,” along with those around them. Ventimiglia will debut on episode 19. “Gotham” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.