The latest Batman villain who will be introduced on Gotham is Firefly, who will have a multi-episode arc in the show’s second season this fall. According to TV Line, the series has cast this role – but there’s a very interesting twist.
While both versions of Firefly in the comics – Garfield Lynns and Ted Carson – were male, Gotham‘s will be a female, with Those Who Kill actress Michelle Veintimilla landing the role. She will be playing Bridgit Pike in episodes five and six of the season.
Here is the official character description for Firefly. “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 Cat Woman 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.”
This will mark the second live action appearance of Firefly. The Garfield Lynns character appeared in an episode of Arrow‘s first season.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. Gotham returns to Fox on September 21st.