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Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Homeland) has secured a role in Gotham, where she will play the character of Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Baccarin will have a recurring role in the first season which is airing now, and will reportedly feature as a regular in season two.
The character is described as: “a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters.”
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- Thomas Roach
Baccarin is set to play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a medical colleague of Bruce Wayne's father, in Fox's "Gotham". The actress will make her debut in several episodes of the first season, and will be upgraded to a series regular starting next year.
In this version, Thompkins works at Arkham Asylum and becomes an ally of Detective James Gordon.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Frankenstein has come alive at Fox.
The network has ordered a pilot for a modern-day sci-fi drama inspired by the Mary Shelley classic, Deadline reports.
Exec produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and Crisis‘ Rand Ravich, Frankenstein centers on Adam Tremble, a morally corrupt FBI agent who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose — all while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators” (an antisocial internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister).
(Cbr) Morena Baccarin has been cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on "Gotham." TV Line reports that Morena Baccarin has joined the cast of "Gotham" as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, the dedicated physician and family friend to the Wayne family. In the pre-Batman series, the character will appear as a doctor working at the newly-opened Arkham Asylum, and finds herself drawn to Detective James Gordon. TV Line describes the "Gotham" version of the character as having "coolness under pressure." Baccarin will join the series as a recurring character in early 2015. In the comics, Dr. Leslie Thompkins was one of the first to comfort a young Bruce Wayne following the death of his parents. As one of the few civilians that knows Batman's secret identity, she's become a friend of the Bat-family and has -- more than once -- patched up some of Gotham's heroes. Thompkins has also run a clinic that treats »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
In light of Gotham having recently been granted an order for extra episodes, it seems that Fox are confident in the future of the show. As well as the season one extension, the addition of more crackers characters from DC’s back catalogue would indicate that Arkham Asylum could serve as a narrative lynchpin of sorts. Now that Morena Baccarin has joined as one of the asylum’s most decorated workers, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, this might definitely be the case.
If Fox’s intentions are to ensure a high rating on the geek intertextuality meter, then they’ve certainly done their research. Baccarin is no stranger to genre titles, after appearing in Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Stargate Sg-1 and V. For those non-sci-fi lovers, she’ll be more recognizable from her fantastic work on Homeland.
But back to Gotham, and Baccarin’s involvement in the show’s burgeoning mythology. Harkening »
- Gem Seddon
Bring on the tiny potatoes!
Nope, we’re not collecting ingredients for a roasted fingerlings recipe, but rather expressing our excitement for Season 2 of MasterChef Junior, premiering Tuesday, Nov. 4 (8/7c on Fox).
In the following exclusive preview video, judge Gordon Ramsay weighs in on the impressive talent level of the show’s 8-to-13-year-old contestants and marvels that many of ‘em have been watching his reality-cooking programming since they were toddlers. Perhaps that might explain the occasional bout of blue language among these young’uns?
Press Play below for the full preview, then share your own thoughts on MasterChef Junior in the comments! »
Bruce Wayne will soon join Mal Reynolds and Nicholas Brody as pop culture characters who love Morena Baccarin. The actress, who starred in Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Showtime’s Homeland, is now joining the hit show Gotham. She’ll play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a physician who was close friends with Bruce Wayne’s parents and is currently employed at Arkham Asylum. […]
- Germain Lussier
Happyish had been ordered to series in January of this year, weeks before Hoffman’s passing. With Coogan now in place, it reverts to the pilot stage.
Coogan will play Thom Payne, a middle-aged man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25-year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives full of “social” and “viral” ideas. Is Thom in need of a “rebranding” for the new generation? Is pursuing happiness is a fool’s errand? Or, at his age, is “happyish” the best one can expect? »
“Gotham” is welcoming a new resident, with the addition of Morena Baccarin to the cast.
Variety has confirmed that Baccarin will play DC Comics character Dr. Leslie Thompkins, described as a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend to Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to help those most in need in Gotham, which means working at the Arkham Asylum Home for the Criminally Insane. Her ability to stay cool under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn closer to James Gordon, and into increasingly dangerous waters.
The recurring character arc will begin in early 2015.
The role marks Baccarin’s return to the genre game, and Fox, where she previously starred in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” in 2002. She also starred in ABC’s alien thriller “V,” and earned an Emmy nomination for her role on “Homeland.”
“Gotham” is further mining the »
- Shelli Weinstein
Gotham City, there is now a doctor in the house. “Homeland” actress Morena Baccarin has been cast in Fox's “Gotham” as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who in the comics becomes a parental figure to young Bruce Wayne after his parents are killed. Per the Fox show's official character description, we'll meet Thompkins as she works at the newly opened Arkham Asylum Home for the Criminally Insane. “In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and into more and more dangerous waters,” the spec teases. »
- Tony Maglio
Dr. Leslie Thompkins made her DC Comics debut in 1976 issue "Detective Comics #457," and she is also featured in the New 52 comic reboot Red Hood and the Outlaws during flashback sequences.
In the series, Thompkins is described as a "gifted and dedicated physician" who was friends with Bruce's (David Mazouz) late parents Thomas and Martha. She decides to put her medical expertise to good use by working at the newly-opened Arkham Asylum's Home for the Criminally Insane. She will also be drawn to Ben McKenzie's James Gordon and into more dangerous territory.
The actress will recur in Season 1, with her character debuting in early 2015, and she is slated to become a series regular if the show is picked up for Season 2. The show's producers teased at New York »
Morena Baccarin, who played Jessica Brody, the wife of turned Pow Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and mother of their two kids on Homeland, has landed a recurring role in Fox’s Gotham, and the people that she will be dealing with may be even crazier than Carrie Mathison. Baccarin will reportedly play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who begins working at Arkham Asylum and soon finds herself in Jim Gordon’s orbit. Although her role will be recurring throughout Season 1 of Gotham, Baccarin is slated to become a series regular if the show gets picked up for a second season (which, unless its ratings suddenly tank, we all know it will). According to TVLine, “Thompkins is a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of the late Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s… »
- Chris King
Firefly and Homeland actress Morena Baccarin becoming a Gotham resident. Baccarin been cast in the Fox drama series in a recurring role this season that's expected to become a series regular in a presumed season two. EW has confirmed that she'll play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, "a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham's most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum's Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her »
- James Hibberd
With a huge fan following after appearing in Joss Whedon's Firefly and a critically acclaimed run in Homeland, Morena Baccarin has lined up her next small screen project. She'll play Dr. Leslie Thompkins in Gotham, a character who has been a faithful ally of Batman's over the years. According to Deadline, this take on Thompkins is described as, "a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane. In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters." She'll have a recuuring role in season one and will return as a regular in »
The doctor is in, and she’s hot for Detective Gordon!
Thompkins is a gifted and dedicated physician who was a friend of the late Thomas and Martha Wayne. She is determined to use her skills to aid Gotham’s most in need, which currently means working at the newly opened Arkham Asylum’s Home for the Criminally Insane.
In addition to her medical skills, her coolness under pressure will serve her well as she finds herself drawn to Ben McKenzie »
Have “The Walking Dead” fans become numb to all the atrocities? "'The Walking Dead' has always lived in uncharted television territory, and you can’t say that viewers weren’t warned that this season was determined to go even further beyond Thunderdome,” says Jeff Labrecque, adding: "But is it too far? And is 'The Walking Dead' getting a free pass because its explicit depictions of violence are framed within a zombiefied landscape?” “The Real World" Season 30 is going with a "Skeletons” format The Chicago-set "Real World: Skeletons" will feature "skeletons" from the housemates’ past, who move in to "drum up secrets and dark memories.” “Gossip Girl’s” Penn Badgley will romance Mary-Louise Parker on NBC’s “The Slap” He’ll play her much-younger boyfriend on the NBC miniseries about a slap gone wrong. Click Read Full Post For More Ryan Murphy was wrong to claim he's »
- Norman Weiss
Lisbon's family is expanding. Friday Night Lights alum Derek Phillips and Rob Belushi, who played Lily’s go-to bartender, Linus, during the final season of How I Met Your Mother, have landed guest-starring roles on The Mentalist, EW has learned exclusively. Belushi, whose credits also include Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will play Jimmy Lisbon, the smart yet underachieving younger brother of Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney) who happens to be an enthusiastic gambler. Wanted for questioning in regards to the murder of a high-profile attorney, Jimmy must put aside his differences with his sister in order to clear his name »
- Natalie Abrams
One imagines that soon after dispatching Damian Lewis’ grim, grody Brody last season, the producers of Homeland looked at each other and said, “Now whatta we do? Carrie’s preggers. Saul’s at the wailing wall he calls his marriage. And according to Twitter, if we bring back Dana for any more sullen temper-tantrum scenes, our offices are going to be degraded and destroyed quicker than an al Qaeda compound." And so the show sacrificed the magnificent Morena Baccarin (who played Brody’s wife, Jessica) at the altar of expediency and diverted its attention back toward the source of the show’s
- Ken Tucker
With Season Three available to buy in stores and online now (read our review here), many fans will be reaquainting themselves with Homeland in the coming weeks before the new season premieres on Showtime at the end of the month. And, from the first look at the show in this first full trailer, it looks like fans will be in for a treat.
Picking up after the devastating finale when Brody was killed, the new season sees Carrie (Claire Danes) overseeing the CIA operations in Pakistan after a drone strike goes horribly wrong with devastating consequences. The new station Chief (Corey Stoll, House of Cards) is under investigation, as is Senator Andrew Lockhart (Tracey Letts), both of whom may have known about the drone strike.
- Scott Davis
This October, Showtime’s Homeland will be hitting the reset button. Gone is Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), the complex antihero at the heart of the show’s first three seasons. Don’t expect to see his wife Jessica (Morena Baccarin) or children either – and that’s not the only thing that’s changed this time around. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is no longer in the U.S. – she’s been assigned to a dangerous CIA station in the Middle East, where she becomes involved in thwarting a terrorist plot.
Season 4 will also see Carrie interact with new characters, including Sandy Bachman (Corey Stoll), the CIA’s chief of station in Pakistan; and Martha Boyd (Laila Robins), the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan. It won’t be all unfamiliar faces, however – Carrie’s close allies Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) are still in the mix.
- Isaac Feldberg
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