After 'Gotham,' Ben McKenzie goes from hero to movie bad guy

Ben McKenzie is looking forward to life after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera

LOS ANGELES -- Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera.

The series that's coming to an end after five years gave McKenzie the chance to write and direct.

The actor says storytelling is a family tradition: His mother is a poet and his uncle in an award-winning playwright.

After "Gotham" airs its finale April 25 on Fox, viewers will be able to catch McKenzie in films including "The Report" and "Live!"

McKenzie says it was "great" to get the chance to play a bad guy in "Live!"