The Internet has been fan-casting Alexander Siddig as Ra’s al Ghul for years, and someone finally listened. FOX announced today that Sid will play the iconic DC supervillain this spring on FOX’s Gotham.
From the press release:
As Bruce (David Mazouz) lifts the veil off the COURT OF OWLS, he finds the man pulling the strings is the enigmatic and powerful RA’S AL GHUL (Siddig). With his past shrouded in mystery, Ra’s Al Ghul uses cunning deception to lay waste to his foes. As the leader of an international criminal organization known as the LEAGUE OF SHADOWS, Ra’s Al Ghul will prove himself to be Bruce’s most dangerous adversary yet.
I had the pleasure of interviewing several members of the Gotham cast and creative team at Comic Con last year – Sid should enjoy his time on set!
Gotham resumes Season 3 on Monday, April 24 at 8/7c.