Returning for a third season is Fox’s Batman prequel, Gotham. The comic book-centric serial has acquired a solid regular viewing audience over the course of its first two years, as its story writing and character development have continued to improve. Tackling the world of a young Bruce Wayne along with a slew of side characters and baddies, Gotham has provided an interesting new take on the familiar world of crime fighting and vigilantism.
The series has already showcased an impressive number of Batman characters throughout its first two seasons, but its writing team continues to find new ways to revisit familiar faces all while maintaining its ratings. One of the series’ characters who looks to get a whole new arc in season 3 is the infamous Poison Ivy. Fans following closely are already aware that up-and-comer Maggie Geha has been cast as the older version of the Ivy character played in Gotham season 1 and 2 (as a child) by Clare Foley. We now have our first official look at Geha’s older iteration of the character.
Geha, best known for her work on All My Children, posted a picture of herself in character as the older Poison Ivy on Gotham to her Twitter account (see below). The character is, of course, sporting an all-green dress, behind what looks to be a rained on a window pane (in the same vein as the previously-released Gotham season 3 character portraits).
Fox’s official synopsis of season 3 explains the age change for Poison Ivy (involving a monster from Indian Hill and the villain fully realizing her powers), but this photo finally gives fans their first look at the adult iteration of the Gotham character. In the upcoming season of the live-action comic book series, Ivy Pepper will be reborn as a 19-year-old villain rather than being aged similarly to Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) as in the series’ previous seasons.
Seeing the character reborn as an adult will be an interesting change come season 3, to say the least. That being said, this first image of the Maggie Geha-portrayed Ivy appears to fall in line with what fans have grown accustomed to seeing from the series thus far – much like the aforementioned character portraits.
Poison Ivy’s role in the upcoming season remains a question mark, but fans can look forward to finding out what the writing team has in store when Gotham returns to television next month.
Gotham season 3 premieres September 19th, 2016 on FOX.