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.