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By Courtney Key

Gotham City is getting a new resident, as former Firefly and Homeland actress Morena Baccarin joins the cast of FOX’s Gotham.

Actress Morena Baccarin

Actress Morena Baccarin

Deadline reported that Baccarin will play the recurring character of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the first season of the show, which recently received a 22-episode order from FOX. Thompkins is described as a dedicated physician who was a friend of the Waynes. We will meet her in her job at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In the comics, Thompkins plays a key role in the “War Games” story arc.

The older, comic book version of Leslie Thompkins.

The older, comic book version of Leslie Thompkins.

Baccarin’s first episode has not yet been announced.


About The Author


Courtney is a returning reader to the world of comic books, drawn back in by the power of Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of Loki in the MCU and her attraction to broken antagonists with questionable hair. Favorite titles she's currently reading include Loki Agent of Asgard, Saga, Silver Surfer, Ms. Marvel, Gotham Academy, and The Wicked + The Divine. Older favorite comics are Lucifer, Sandman, Kieron Gillen's Journey into Mystery and Young Avengers, and Runaways. When she is not watching television or reading comics and novels, Courtney torments herself by attempting to write fiction. Her favorite apocalyptic scenario is the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. She enjoys riding horses and distrusts chickens, which she considers to be merely T-Rexes in a clever disguise. One day they'll reveal their true colors and you'll see. You'll all see.

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