The Commissioner Gordon-centric Batman prequel TV series, GOTHAM, has cast the actors who will play the young versions of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — whom fans know will grow up to be frenemies Batman and Catwoman — according to E! News.
David Mazouz, who starred in TOUCH with Kiefer Sutherland, will portray the preteen Bruce, while Camren Bicondova, a newcomer to acting, will play Selina as a teenager. Yes, that means in this universe, Catwoman is older than Batman!
Selina will be presented as an orphaned street kid who is a master pickpocket and thief — and dangerous when cornered. Bruce, meanwhile, is dealing with the traumatic death of his parents and is sequestered in stately Wayne manor, being raised by loyal butler Alfred Pennnyworth (Sean Pertwee).
This completes the casting of the new series, with the youngsters joining Ben McKenzie as Gordon; Donal Logue as his partner/mentor Det. Harvey Bullock; Jada Pinkett-Smith as mob boss Fish Mooney; Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, the future Penguin; and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancée, Barbara Kean.
GOTHAM is helmed by Bruno Heller (THE MENTALIST), and already has a series commitment from Fox, but no debut airdate. Expect it to bow this fall with the new TV season.