FOX’s Gotham breaks with tradition, and cast a female as Firefly for Season Two.
Michelle Veintimilla (The Good Wife, Those Who Kill) will play the female Firefly— and her human alter ego Bridgit Pike — in two late fall episodes.
Official Description: 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.
Veintimilla is known to most Broadway audiences as the younger self of Chita Rivera’s character in The Visit, and will appear in Gotham’s fifth and sixth episodes this season.
Gotham Season 2 premieres Monday, September 21 at 8/7c on FOX.
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