Fox’s new show Gotham has received its big casting parts with the recent addition of the characters Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne, who will be played by David Mazouz.
The show is essentially a prequel to Batman, and will focus on Bruce Wayne as the pre-teen billionaire, before he learns to fight, and develops the urge to seek justice.
Gotham could be compared to Smallville in a way, which focused on the early years of Clark Kent, following his years of growing up in high school with his adopted parents on Earth.
David Mazouz is 13 years old, and while most people probably do not recognize his name, he has appeared on a Fox show already. He previously played Kiefer Southerland’s mute son on the short-lived show Touch.
In addition to the casting of Mazouz, the character of Selina Kyle was also just cast. For those that are not super familiar with the world of Batman, Selina Kyle is the real name of Batman’s lover/nemesis Catwoman. The show will be used to give a bit of her history in addition to Wayne’s, as fans of the films have been left in the dark for the most part about where she came from.
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Camren Bicondova, an actress who has not been seen on the screen before, will play Selina Kyle. Her character has been described as “a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable; a street thief and skilled pickpocket, she’s dangerous when cornered.”
The plot of Gotham will center around Detective James Gordon, and his efforts to fight crime in the fictional city that everyone has come to be familiar with over time, where ambitious and creative criminals ruled the streets even before Batman rose to power.
Bruno Heller, who has worked on The Mentalist, has written the script for the pilot, and will serve as the executive producer. Danny Cannon will direct the pilot.
In addition to David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova, several other unknown actors have been cast in the upcoming series. However, there is one name that people are likely to recognize with the previous casting of Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.
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