The main cast of Fox‘s “Gotham” is now in place, with Warner Bros. TV announcing the pilot’s two final series regular roles: Camren Bicondova as a young Selina Kyle, and David Mazouz as an even younger Bruce Wayne.
While these are two of the most famous characters in DC Comics canon, it appears they won’t be seen in their most familiar roles anytime soon. The “Gotham” producers made it clear early on they were looking for a younger actor — Mazouz is 13 — to play a preteen Bruce Wayne, years before taking up the mantle of Batman. Notably, WB’s release refers to Bicondova’s role solely as Selina Kyle, not the character’s more famous alias, Catwoman.
WB released character descriptions of the two parts:
Bruce Wayne: “Sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon.”
Selina Kyle: “A teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”
Mazouz previously co-starred on the Fox series “Touch” from 2012 to 2013. Bicondova is a relative newcomer to acting with a background in dance; her group 8 Flavahz came in second place on “America’s Best Dance Crew” in 2012.
“Gotham” is set to focus on a young Detective James Gordon (series lead Ben McKenzie in his pre-Comissioner days. The cast also includes Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.
“Rome” and “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller wrote the “Gotham” pilot and will executive produce, “CSI” veteran Danny Cannon will direct the pilot and also executive produce. “Gotham” has a series commitment at Fox, a very strong indicator of a gaining a spot on the 2014-2015 schedule.