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October 22, 2014 at 05:31 PM EDT

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 well as she finds herself drawn close to James Gordon and into more and more dangerous waters.” The character is from the original comics.

ICYMI, check out our post earlier this week on Gotham‘s costumes: Revealing details you may have missed.

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