FOX’s ‘Gotham’ Reveals First Details of Episode 2, “Selina Kyle”
FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel series 'Gotham' has proven one of the fall's more anticipated series, though by the majority of trailers and photos from the new Bat-drama, you'd never know they'd shot more than a solitary episode. Now, the first synopsis of 'Gotham''s second episode "Selina Kyle" has arrived online, giving a closer look at the future Catwoman.
As we noted in our review of the pilot episode, Camren Bicondova's slinky take on a young Selina Kyle has precious little to do in the first hour beyond observing the murder of Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz)'s parents, and wordlessly slinking around without even a name. The series' second episode sees fit to rectify that, as Gordon and Bullock presumably encounter the future Catwoman (note that the press release annoyingly even credits her as such):
GORDON AND BULLOCK INVESTIGATE A CHILD TRAFFICKING RING ON AN ALL-NEW "GOTHAM" MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, ON FOX
Detectives Gordon and Bullock investigate a child trafficking ring preying on Gotham's street kids, including Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova). Meanwhile, Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) resurfaces in the countryside and begins to make his way back to GOTHAM, leaving victims in his wake.
Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Carol Kane as Gertrud Kapelput, Frank Whaley as Doug, Lili Taylor as Patti, Richard Kind as Mayor Aubrey James, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Kyle Massey as Macky.
Most recently bolstering its Bat-ranks with 'Dexter' star David Zayas as Sal Maroni, the new series will explore “the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the villains that made Gotham famous,” with its pilot focusing on Gordon’s investigation of the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The pilot was written and executive produced by Bruno Heller (‘The Mentalist’), along with Warner Bros. Television, and directed by ‘Judge Dredd’ helmer Danny Cannon.
FOX's 'Gotham' also stars Robin Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Donal Logue as Gordon’s partner Detective Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Victoria Cartagena and Andrew Stewart-Jones as Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, ‘Burn Notice‘ star Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s GCPD boss Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée Barbara Kean.
The series will make its formal debut on Monday, September 22, with "Selina Kyle" debuting one week later, but what say you? Does our first look beyond the 'Gotham' pilot inspire you with hope for the new Bat-drama? What do you hope to see from a young James Gordon's origin against the great Bat-villains?