CW’s Batman Spin-off Casts Supernatural Actor as Two-Face

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Misha Collins, Harvey Dent

While the Arrowverse has become an essential part of The CW over the years, the network will look to add another DC project into its lineup of shows that will be completely separate from the world of Grant Gustin's The Flash and Tyler Hoechlin's Superman & Lois. This aforementioned project is Gotham Knights, a series that revolves around Bruce Wayne's adoptive son and his team-up with other children of Batman's villains to protect Gotham City. 

Gotham Knights will be executive produced by Batwoman's Natalie Abrams and James Stoteraux, with the show already receiving the green light for its pilot order. So far, the CW series has already tapped a plethora of lead stars, such as Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, and Olivia Rose-Keegan

Now, another veteran actor has been confirmed to join the growing cast of The CW series. 

Gotham Knights Taps Misha Collins as Harvey Dent

Gotham Knights, Batman

Misha Collins, via TVLine, confirmed in a new Twitter post that he officially joined The CW's Gotham Knights pilot as Harvey Dent aka Two-Face. 

In his announcement, the actor referenced the usual ensemble of his Supernatural character alongside a photo of Aaron Eckhart's version of Harvey Dent in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight:

"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.) #newTVgig #GothamKnights"

Aside from Supernatural, Collins is also known for his roles in 24 (2002) and Girl, Interrupted (1999). 

Two-Face vs Gotham Knights 

Harvey Dent's confirmed inclusion in CW's Gotham Knights pilot presents an endless number of possibilities for the show's narrative. 

Given that the show will focus on Bruce Wayne's death, it's reasonable to assume that Dent could be the one who framed the children of Batman's enemies for Bruce's murder. If that is the case, then it's possible that Two-Face could serve as the main villain of the show's first season.

Harvey Dent is one of Batman's closest allies before eventually transforming into Two-Face. As a result, the villain is one of the personal foes of The Dark Knight, so it's likely that he has something to do with Bruce's death. 

In Detective Comics #1021, it was confirmed that Dent is aware that Bruce is Batman. Gotham Knights could use that comic tidbit as a reference for its plot, thus leading to Dent's major role in the series. 

Dent's involvement in the series also allows a potential showdown between him and the young heroes that will be featured. The villain's dangerous nature spells trouble for the rest of the team, and the pilot could showcase an early encounter that could set the tone for the first season. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.