Recast Alert! Find Out Who's the New Poison Ivy on Gotham

Following an encounter with a monster, the character will be aged up on the Fox series

By Chris Harnick Jun 22, 2016 2:38 PMTags
 Maggie Geha, Poison IvyDC Comics; Fox

There's a new Poison Ivy in Gotham City—and an explanation. Gotham has aged up the character of Ivy Pepper, who will eventually become the Batman villain Poison Ivy (infamously played by Uma Thurman in Batman and Robin on the big screen), and cast Maggie Geha, 28, in the role. Clare Foley, 14, played the character in the first two seasons.

According to Fox, the big change happens when Ivy encounters a monster from Indian Hill. The character suddenly finds herself reborn and "one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy." She's now a 19-year-old woman who has taken control of her full power of charms and sets her sights on Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).

Geha will be a series regular when the Fox series returns this September.

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Geha has had roles on the big screen including opposite Mark Wahlberg in Ted 2 and in The Rewrite with Hugh Grant. Her TV credits include All My Children, 30 Rock and Gossip Girl.

Gotham will also introduce Valerie Vale, aunt to Batman character Vicki Vale, in season three. Once Upon a Time's Jamie Chung will play the character and recur on the Fox superhero show. Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Carmen Bicondova, Corey Michael Smith, Nicholas D'Agosto, Morena Baccarin and Michael Chiklis also star.

Gotham returns with new episodes on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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