It wasn’t too long ago that we reported that ‘Gotham’ would be recasting the role of Ivy Pepper to complete her transformation from plant obsessed orphan to criminal femme fatale and now thanks to some promotional material from FOX, we get our first look at the new Ivy.
Clare Foley has been playing the younger iteration of the character since the series premiered keeping her in the same age range as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova), but with the new direction ‘Gotham’ is now heading, the show decided to age her into a 19 year old villain and have Maggie Geha take over the role. Courtesy of Geha’s Twitter account, we can finally see what the new adult version of Ivy… er… Poison Ivy will look like in all her green glory:
Just because Ivy is all grown up, don’t expect to see a more mature Bruce or Selina. Those two will still be the same age but Ivy’s accelerated aging has been explained in the Season 3 synopsis:
The series also will catch up with the future POISON IVY (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of JERVIS TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.
Poison Ivy’s exact purpose in the upcoming season remains unknown but it will be something to look forward to as I’m sure she’ll be entwining some mischief with Bruce and Selina.
Until then, check out the trailer for the series that was shown at Comic-Con as well as the full synopsis for Season 3 below:
The origin story continues on Season Three of GOTHAM, and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.
Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, JIM GORDON (Ben McKenzie) must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find HUGO STRANGE (guest star BD Wong), the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and FISH MOONEY (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith), one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK (Donal Logue) and Captain NATHANIEL BARNES (Michael Chiklis) remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE WAYNE (David Mazouz), with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED PENNYWORTH (Sean Pertwee), and former Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX (Chris Chalk), discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.
As the city sinks deeper into chaos, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: THE PENGUIN (Robin Lord Taylor); EDWARD NYGMA/the future RIDDLER (Cory Michael Smith); SELINA KYLE/the future CATWOMAN (Camren Bicondova); BARBARA KEAN (Erin Richards), TABITHA GALAVAN/TIGRESS (Jessica Lucas) and BUTCH GILZEAN (Drew Powell). The series also will catch up with the future POISON IVY (Maggie Geha), who, after an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, finds herself reborn as a young woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms; and will dive into the origin stories of JERVIS TETCH/MAD HATTER (Benedict Samuel), a talented hypnotist teetering on the edge of madness; and the TWEED BROTHERS.
‘Gotham’ returns Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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