Gotham Adds Female Firefly For Second Season
"Michelle Veintimilla to ignite the show"
True to form, Gotham
has continued to add Batman villains -- both classic and obscure -- to its already impressive ensemble. Now, things among the rogues seem set to heat up -- terrible pun intended.
According to TVLine
, the second season of Gotham
will see the introduction of long-time Dark Knight rogue Firefly -- only with a twist. The traditionally male serial arsonist will be played by actress Michelle Veintimilla.
The official description of her version of the fire starter -- named Bridgit Pike -- is as follows: "Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle
, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s firestarting skills to good use. But after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful supervillain, hell bent on destroying those who have wronged her."
A relative unknown, most audiences will recognize Veintimilla from her work on Lifetime's Those Who Kill
, or The Visit
, on Broadway. Her version of the character seems pointed to come off as considerably more sympathetic than other versions of the character. While Firefly has previously appeared on live-action television in Season 1 of Arrow
, that take on the character was the traditional male version: Garfield Lynns.
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Firefly previously appeared on Arrow, portrayed by Andrew Dunbar[/caption]
Bridgit Pike will appear in the fifth and sixth episodes of the upcoming season of Gotham
. The Batman prequel series returns to FOX
on September 21.