Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia is set for a major recurring arc on another superhero drama, Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham. Appearing first in episode 19, Ventimiglia will play the handsome, wealthy and seductive Jason Lennon, aka the Ogre, a serial killer who has been preying on the young women of Gotham for nearly a decade, luring them into his web and confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. When the women fail to live up to his impossible standard, Lennon disposes of them quickly and viciously.

His obsessions, combined with Detective Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKensie) determination to bring him down, send both Gordon and Lennon — and those around them — on a course toward tragedy.

This is an original character not related to the Ogre from the DC Comics universe who also is a villain.

Ventimiglia next stars in ABC’s alien takeover drama The Whispers.