Gotham is about to experience a major heat wave.
The DC Comics supervillain known as Firefly will touch down in Season 2 of Fox’s Batman drama — but, in a canon-tweaking twist, the traditionally testosterone-tinged Big Bad will be female.
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that relative newcomer Michelle Veintimilla (Lifetime’s Those Who Kill) will play the infamous firestarter — and her human alter ego Bridgit Pike — in two late fall episodes.
Here’s the official character description: 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.
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Veintimilla, known to Broadway audiences as the younger version of Chita Rivera’s character in The Visit, will appear in this season’s fifth and sixth episodes.
Gotham returns Monday, Sept. 21, at 8/7c