Milo Ventimiglia joins Gotham as recurring villain

D.C. and Fox revealed today that former Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia will be heading to the streets of Gotham as its newest villain. Slated for a multiple episode recurring role, he is set to bring more terror to the city as handsome charmer Jason Lennon, aka The Ogre.

According to Deadline, The Ogre is described as “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 Detective Jim Gordon’s determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy.”

While his unflattering nickname is the same as a popular D.C. comic antagonist, it’s believed that this new version will bear no relation. He’s a new brand of baddie.

Ventimiglia previously made waves on the superhero drama Heroes from 2006-2010 as the gifted Peter Petrelli. He’s since been seen on Gilmore Girls and will appear in ABC’s upcoming alien drama, The Whispers.

Gotham airs on Fox in the US at 8pm on Mondays.

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