Gotham Ivana Milicevic

Fox's Gotham Casts Banshee Badass Ivana Milicevic as Selina's Mother

Gotham fans will learn just how far (if at all) from the tree Selina Kyle fell, when Banshee alum Ivana Milicevic joins the Fox drama as the stealthy street rat’s long-lost mother, TVLine has learned.

A recurring role, Maria Kyle is described as “a tough-as-nails operator with an arsenal of street smarts,” world-class drifter who’s able to hide her true self behind a variety of personas. A “criminal through and through,” she is willing to use anything and anyone to get what she wants. Her one weakness, however, is the daughter she abandoned — and the only person in the world she truly loves.

Previewing the not-entirely-happy reunion, Selina’s portrayer, Camren Bicondova, previously told TVLine, “It doesn’t really go the way Selina expected it to…. It doesn’t take a good turn!”

In addition to her run as Banshee‘s badass jewel thief, Milicevic’s previous TV credits include Power, 12 Miles of Bad Road, Eastwick and the gone-too-soon Love Monkey.

Fox’s Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7.

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  1. ReneCat says:

    WOW! Fantastic! When does this episode air? Tonight or next week? CANNOT wait for this!

  2. Andrew says:

    Damn, I was really hoping they’d aim higher and get Michelle Pfeiffer (since they got Pee Wee as Penguin’s father, who was in Batman Returns).

    Oh well.

  3. Jared says:

    I think this is good casting, they definitely look like they could be mother and daughter to me. I wonder when her first appearance will be and how this will affect her journey to becoming Catwoman

  4. Brian says:

    This is excellent casting news. Milicivec’s arc on ‘Power’ was too brief. Her as Bicondova’s pre-Catwoman is awesome. Hopefully they’ll put a lot of ‘Carrie/Anastasia’ into her role as well! Still going to be missing ‘Banshee’ this year but nice to see that most of its incredible cast has found recurring arcs elsewhere.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    This is good casting to play her mom on the show. Looking forward to see her on the show and see the reunion of Selina and her mom.

  6. Amanda says:

    Love this!!! Really excited the show is getting into Selina’s parents. I’m guessing my thinking earlier that Mario will be revealed to be her father instead of Carmine like it is in the comics is happening. That would also impact Mario’s relationship with Leslie too, and Leslie and Jim.

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  9. Ad says:

    This message board is bias! They didn’t like that I badmouthed DWTS and the Voice in support of Love Monkey? What’s not to bad mouth?