The Emmy-nominated actress will return to her sci-fi roots with a role on FOX's new Batman-inspired series, Gotham.
Baccarin will play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a gifted and dedicated physician and friend of Bruce Wayne's parents, Thomas and Martha. Determined to use her skills to help Gotham's needy, Dr. Thompkins works at Arkham Aslylum's Home for the Criminally Insane, and becomes a vital asset to Det. James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie.
The Brazilian actress will return to Fox, where she originally co-starred in Joss Whedon's space-western Firefly. In addition to her acclaimed role on HBO's Homeland, Baccarin has been recognized for her contribution to the sci-fi community, particularly for her roles in Firefly, Serenity, Stargate SG-1 and V.