Morena Baccarin will return to FOX, original home of the short-lived scifi cult classic Firefly, for a recurring role in Gotham.
The actress, who won critical praise and an Emmy nom for her role in Homeland, will take on the role of Doctor
Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a gifted doctor and one time friend of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Thompkins will find herself working in the newly re-opened Arkham Asylum, helping to fulfil the Wayne’s mission to help those less fortunate than themselves.
According to reports, Thompkins will become close to James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), a development which will lead her into dangerous waters.
Baccarin’s role is said to be recurring throughout season one, and possibly elevated to cast regular if Gotham should score a second seasonal run in 2015.