GOTHAM Casts a Female Firefly

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 18 August 2015

TV News

As Gotham gears up for its second season, another familiar DC villain has been added to the show.

It was recently revealed that Leo Fitzpatrick was to appear in Season 2 in the recurring role of a member of an arsonist gang, and now one of the DC Universe’s most famed arsonists has been added. Yes, we’re talking about Firefly.

TV Line is reporting the news, although there’s to be a different spin on the character when Gotham returns to screens. Michelle Veintimilla, likely best known to most for Not Cool, is to play Bridgit Pike, a female take on the flame-happy Firefly.

The official description of this role reads, “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 Catwoman 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.”

As for the comic book Firefly, Garfield Lynns debuted as Firefly way back in 1952’s Detective Comics #184. Initially a special effects whiz who used his skills to commit crimes, Firefly would be changed up to Ted Carson in 1959. This change saw the villain reinvented as a pyromaniac of sorts with a penchant for explosives and flames.

Gotham returns to US screens on September 21st, with a UK return expected to follow shortly after.

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