Gotham, the TV series prequel to the DC Batman comic books, will soon feature the ambitious politician-turned-villain Harvey Dent.

Harvey Dent On ‘Gotham’

Harvey Dent will be played by Nicholas D’Agosto for Fox’s Gotham. The character will make its debut during the ninth episode of Gotham’s first season, which airs tonight. He’ll start off with a two-episode arc and come back later in the season, according to D’Agosto. Should Gotham get renewed by Fox, Dent will  apparently become a mainstay on the series.

“People seem to be very excited and that’s obviously very rewarding,” D’Agosto told E! News. “I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Part of bringing a young Harvey Dent to the small screen is nailing the character’s signature mannerism – flipping a coin – and setting the groundwork for the Two-Face villain he’ll become in the future.

“In addition to me flipping the coin, there are going to be some personality traits that come out and you’ll see this part of Harvey Dent that simmers under the surface,” D’Agosto said. “That foreshadows the potential he has to become Two-Face.”

As the Assistant District Attorney in Gotham, Harvey Dent will forge a fast alliance with the noble Jim Gordon (Ben Mackenzie). Despite the fact that Dent might use some less savory tactics, Gordon will respect Dent’s ability to get the just result.

“He is going to be an ally but Jim Gordon is such a morally wholesome, morally correct character that I don’t think there’s anyone else like him,” D’Agosto said. “Harvey Dent, although he is a sympathetic guy who does want to change Gotham and is trying to do the right thing, he has a bit more of a politician’s mind. He’s willing to get his hands dirty to get the right outcome.”

Harvey Dent will join the ever-growing list of Batman comic book characters making their way into Gotham, which includes Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Catwoman/Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and more.

Gotham airs Mondays on Fox at 8/7c.