Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli) will join Gotham in a recurring role, according to DC Entertainment.
He is set to play a character from the original TV series, who will debut in Episode 19 and appear for a multi-episode arc.
Ventimiglia is set to play Jason Lennon, a.k.a. “the Ogre,” and is described as a "handsome, wealthy and seductive" 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 and moves on to the next victim.
Lennon’s obsessions, combined with Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy. Does this mean a death for the show? Could it result in the birth of one of Batman's most feared villains? Possibly. Given how close this will be to the season finale, it is likely this is going to be a dramatic and exciting episode arch to watch.