Gotham is giving one of its emerging villains an extreme makeover and a promotion.
TVLine has learned exclusively that when the Fox drama returns this fall with Season 3, little Ivy Pepper will have transformed into big, bad Poison Ivy. As a result, Clare Foley — who has intermittently appeared as the plant-obsessed orphan during the series’ first two seasons — will not be returning.
As TVLine previously reported, Gotham‘s upcoming third season will also mark the arrival of DC Comics staples Vicki Vale and the Mad Hatter. The Season 2 finale also teased the entrance of Bruce Wayne’s long-haired doppelgänger, a development exec producer John Stephens told TVLine is “in line with all the other story we’ve been telling [in Season 2], but one piece that we’ve kept hidden,” adding that with the release of Strange’s bus full of monsters, “the nature of the city of Gotham will change.”
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What do you think of Ivy’s metamorphosis into full-blown bad girl? Thoughts on which Hollywood ingenue could do the plum part justice? And will you miss Foley? These are the questions. Deposit your answers in the comments.