Homeland star Morena Baccarin is returning to Tv with a stint on new Batman prequel Gotham.

The Brazilian actress has been cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a physician who becomes a surrogate mother to the young Bruce Wayne after his parents are killed.

In the original comic book series, she is one of the few people who knows about Wayne's secret life as the Caped Crusader.

Baccarin, who appeared in three seasons of hit drama Homeland and picked up an Emmy nomination last year (13), is expected to become a series regular in Gotham.