Milo Ventimiglia joins Gotham as The Ogre but not the DC canon character
Yet another villain will be joining the Gotham TV series later this year. 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 is said to continue for a major, multi-episode arc throughout the rest of the season.
According to the press release, the character sounds like this:
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 also makes note of the fact that this is not the canon character from the DC Comics that some of you may be familiar with. I’m not sure why they didn’t select a different name in that case, or choose from the dozens of villains from the DC comics, the show makes some interesting moves. I haven’t watched the most recent episode but I have been enjoying the series so far, it seems to be finding its footing pretty well.
Gotham airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on Fox. Catch up on all of Alex’s reviews over here.