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Misha Collins Joins GOTHAM KNIGHTS Series as Harvey Dent

Ah, Castiel we’ve missed you. And sounds like the good folks over at The CW have too. Misha Collins has returned to the network, and more specifically, Gotham City. The actor has joined the Gotham Knights pilot, where he’ll play Harvey Dent. Yep, Two-Face himself. Misha Collins confirmed his Gotham Knights casting on Twitter, joking about playing yet another character famous for a certain uniform of a gray suit and trench coat.

Alongside a figure of Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent from The Dark Knight, he wrote, “I’ve asked if my version of the character could be wearing a beige trench coat over the grey suit. (I’m just not sure I’ll be comfortable in front of a camera without one.)”

Collins joins Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara, who are set as the potential series’ leads. (We first saw Collins’ casting at TVLine.) Smythe and DiChiara play siblings Harper and Cullen Row. The series is set in Gotham City in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder. Framed for the crime, his adopted son and the children of Batman’s enemies team up to clear their names. And in doing so, they might just become the next generation of Gotham City heroes. Anna Lore has also joined the cast as Stephanie Brown a.k.a. Spoiler. Rahart Adams, Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, and Oscar Morgan will also star.

Here’s a synopsis, as reported by Variety:

The one-hour drama takes place in in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder. His rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights.

Interestingly, Gotham Knights is not a Batwoman spinoff. (Or the Gotham Knights game, for that matter.) Batwoman, now in its third season at The CW, first followed Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, as she picks up the mantle in his absence. However, in subsequent seasons, the show features an original character, Ryan Wilder, as she inherits the role of Batwoman. With a second show set in Gotham City potentially on the horizon, I’d be curious to learn whether Gotham Knights takes place in a different era or somewhere else in the multiverse.

Misha Collins in Supernatural
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It’s a whole Supernatural reunion over at The CW right now. Collins’ co-stars are all working on their own projects for the network. Jared Padalecki stars on the crime drama Walker, and is executive producing a spinoff that’s currently in development. Meanwhile Jensen Ackles is returning to the Supernatural world. He’s executive producing and narrating a prequel following the Winchester parents, which is also currently in development.

The CW hasn’t picked Gotham Knights up to series yet but with Misha Collins involved, we’re feeling optimistic we’ll return to Gotham City soon enough.

Originally published on March 23, 2022.

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