Fox Reveals ‘Gotham’ Catwoman Image & Character Details

Published 8 months ago by , Updated March 25th, 2014 at 2:33 pm,

Gotham TV Show Selina Kyle Camren Bicondova Fox Reveals Gotham Catwoman Image & Character Details

When it was revealed that Fox’s Gotham series would focus on Detective James Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie), many fans wondered which other characters from Batman lore would make an appearance. A cast of villainous rogues, as well as a young Bruce Wayne were always expected, and supporting players like Detective Harvey Bullock were appreciated, but the inclusion of a teenage Selina Kyle (read: future Catwoman) was easily one of the fledgling show’s biggest surprises.

Portrayed by newcomer actress Camren Bicondova, a current teen dancer, Selina Kyle is now expected to play a major role in Gotham – one that will, likely, help coax Bruce out of isolation in Wayne Manor (and into the dangerous streets of Gotham City). Following the reveal of Donal Logue in character as Bullock, Fox has released the first official image of Bicondova in costume as Kyle.

Unofficial photos from the set of Gotham have already teased that Gotham intends to portray Kyle as a rebellious teenager – one who has already started testing her pre-Catwoman mettle on the mean streets. The official poster, complete with pointed buildings that foreshadow the character’s antiheroine future, adds further evidence that, even as an adolescent, Kyle was extremely capable.

Check out an official image of Bicondova in the role of Kyle below (click to enlarge):

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In case you missed the original announcement of Bicondova’s casting, here’s the official Gotham character synopsis for Kyle:

Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) is a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.

Like her big screen predecessor, Bicondova’s Kyle will be decked out in black leather, wear goggles, and utilize superior agility to defend herself, as well as navigate Gotham City. We’ve yet to discover exactly how the character comes into contact with David Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne but, given the show’s network TV roots, it’s easy to imagine the pair will strike a fast friendship and that Kyle will help bring young Master Wayne out of his shell.

Official synopses and unofficial rumors have suggested that when we first meet Bruce he’ll be a timid and sheltered kid, protected by his caretaker Alfred Pennyworth, shielded from dangers outside of Wayne Manor. Yet, in spite of his privileged life, Bruce will also have a dark side – haunted by the death of his parents. Who better than a wild (and pretty) young girl to encourage Bruce away from the safety of his home in a search for answers?

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As a result, a street-savvy pickpocket iteration of Kyle will be a smart juxtaposition – as well as provide ample room for evolving the pair’s relationship. Traditionally, Kyle is portrayed as morally grey but (often) noble, willing to break laws in order to accomplish her own goals (or protect innocent lives). Maintaining that complicated dichotomy will present opportunity for the Gotham writers to both define their version of Kyle as well as shape Wayne’s pre-Batman personal boundaries and beliefs.

Hopefully the series can steer clear of Smallville-like melodrama but fans should still prepare for a possible romance (at least a few seasons down the line). In certain versions of DC mythos, the Caped Crusader and the Cat are even aware of their respective alter egos – creating a unique and challenging relationship dynamic. Of course, the actor and actress are still young, and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see either character full-on suit up as Batman or Catwoman during the main run of the show, it’s highly possible that Gotham will rely on a similar story arc – relishing in the characters’ struggle between flirtation and fighting.

Fox has promised more Gotham character images in the coming days, so check back soon for further reveals!

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MORE: Read the Official Gotham TV Series Synopsis

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Gotham is in development and expected to premiere on FOX in Fall 2014.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for any future updates on Gotham, as well as movie, TV, and gaming news.

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  1. It’s still Batman Babies to me.

    I can’t wait til the episode where Catgirl steals little Brucie’s pre-nap bottle of milk and he gets into his black onesie, slips on his utility diaper and gets on his bat-tricycle.

    Also, should we really be dressing young girls on TV up in fishnet? The sexualization of this girl could end up incredibly crass. Catwoman’s always carried a sexual overtone and if they push that into this character it could be very strange.

    I was all up for a young Gordon, possibly getting Bruce out of the odd fix every 3 episodes, but this is heading towards terrible.

  2. No! What are you thing Warner Brothers? We all spent the last decade waiting for the kid from Smallville to become Superman, yawn. Before that it was sitting through three lackluster Star Wars movies waiting for little Anakin Skywalker to become Darth Vader. The heck with with prequel movie and TV productions already. There is no story there! We all know what is eventually going to happen. I would much rather see a Batman Beyond live action series or an alternate Earth production set in the 1940s. Instead we are presented with Saved by the Bell, Gotham style!

    • The main focus is going to be on Gordon, so I think you’ll be ok.

  3. Don’t know why people are shocked or upset by this, Warner has used this set-up for most of the DC television properties since Smallville. They are aiming for certain audiences and since it worked for them they are not going to change it.

    • Because most of WB’s other shows do not look this awful not to mention Batman is one of the only characters whose child/teen years are absolutely irrelevant. The only important parts of Batman are when his parents get shot and when he starts his journey towards being Batman. There is nothing to explore here.

      This is why this particular show is an empty gimmick.

      • “There’s nothing to explore here.”

        Aaaaaaaand that’s why you’re not a writer.

        • Not relevant. I’m saying from what we can see, from the way they’ve talked about the project and from the kinds of people involved on the show, they aren’t going to explore anything DEEPLY or AUTHENTICALLY. See the comment below for more.

      • Doctor Sleep…

        If you are saying this with ANY seriousness, you clearly do not deal with children. Otherwise, you’d KNOW that Bruce Wayne as the crushed son who watched his parents get shot right in front of him and found himself on an altered life-path is, perhaps, the MOST potentially fascinating period of his pre-Batman existence.

        • I’m saying it with complete seriousness. The formative years of a traumatized person’s life can be interesting but that’s not going to be the focus here.

          This isn’t a HBO series where everything is rich with character development and character work. Gotham WOULD succeed if they were being true to the story of what it means to make it in a grim city, to explore the depths of a corrupt metropolis as a disenfranchised youth – BUT THIS ISN’T WHAT THEY’VE SHOWN.

          If this were the case, marketing would have shown the characters in a way that emphasizes what their circumstances are and not “recognize this from the comics/movie.”

          The way they’ve marketed this has been completely “light” and campy. It’s “LOOK AT ALL THE BATMAN CHARACTERS- RECOGNIZE THIS ONE?” and not “look at the story we’re telling.”

          • There has been no “light and campy” marketing for this show…really not MUCH in the way of marketing, period. So far, everything they’ve revealed (again…not much) has spoken to a grim interpretation of the mythos…nothing humorous or frothy.

            WHERE are you getting your opinion from???

  4. Focussing on Selina Kyle would be interesting till its her life that is pictured.
    If this show goes down the cliched road where Bruce/Selina becomes a thing, then it would suck.
    Selina can be a main cast but Bruce needs to be a recurring cast member
    Doing Selina/ Bruce thing would cause “Bruce Wayne fatigue” due to so many versions of the character already portrayed and it will affect the DC movies negatively.
    Make it a Gordon and villains show :)

  5. a Google search brings up head shots that show an uncanny resemblance to another catwoman; Michelle Pfeiffer.