We know there's a TV show Gotham coming focusing on the origin story of Commissioner James Gordon on FOX/WBTV. It's been emphasized that this is not a "Batman" show. But of course, being set in Gotham City and the ties to different Batman characters, it's almost a given that we could expect to see several familiar characters pop up.
While the casting has been announced little by little, Warner Bros has officially announced the "final two series regular roles" of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. We all know they will both grow up to become Batman and Catwoman but they are far from that at this point. It is interesting to note they will be "series regulars." What will their relationship with each other be, if any? We'll have to wait and see.
So who will play young Bruce Wayne?
David Mazouz (Touch) has been cast as the preteen Bruce Wayne, sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.
What about Selina Kyle?
Acting newcomer Camren Bicondova has been cast as Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.
They're young. That's good since this show isn't about them. It will be interesting to see how they weave their way through Gordon's story and what they'll be up to.
Here's the previously released information:
- Based upon characters published by DC Comics, GOTHAM is a drama exploring the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains that made Gotham famous.
- Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) wrote the pilot script and will serve as executive producer. Danny Cannon (the CSI series, Nikita) will direct and executive produce the pilot.
Series regulars are Ben McKenzie (Detective James Gordon), Donal Logue (Detective Harvey Bullock), Zabryna Guevara (Captain Essen), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth), Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney).