Earlier this week, The CW’s potential Gotham Knights TV series began casting with two young actors joining the pilot’s ensemble. Now, a trio of new names have been added to the call sheet. Variety brings word that Olivia Rose Keegan, Navia Robinson, and Oscar Morgan have booked leading roles on the show.
Two of these actors are playing familiar characters from the DC Universe. Keegan will appear in the pilot as a character named Duela, presumably referring to Duela Dent, who debuted in the mid-‘70s under the alias of Joker’s Daughter. Duela later claimed to be the daughter of Catwoman, Scarecrow, Riddler, Penguin, and Harvey Dent/Two-Face (hence her last name). The CW’s breakdown describes her as “abrasive, unpredictable and a little unhinged,” but a “survivor” above everything else. Duela was also born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father, “the most dangerous man in Gotham.” Regardless, she “forged herself into a brutal fighter and skilled thief.”
Robinson is playing Carrie Kelley, who also took on the mantle of Robin in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. This version of Carrie is “fearless, idealistic and plucky as hell” and successfully talked her way into becoming Batman’s sidekick—“If there’s a burning building or a person in need, she’s the first to rush in. Just as long as she’s home by curfew.”
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Morgan rounds out these new additions as Turner Hayes, a character created just for the show. Based on his description, it sounds like Turner is playing Bruce Wayne’s adopted son in the pilot. After his biological parents were murdered, Turner is “resilient and driven to live up to his billionaire adoptive father’s name.” He’s also “charming and soulful,” but “has never quite felt comfortable in this world of wealth and privilege.”
Gotham Knights will have all of these characters team up after they get framed for Batman’s murder. Fallon Smythe and Tyler DiChiara will also star in the pilot as Harper Row/Bluebird and her brother, Cullen. The series comes from Batwoman alums Natalie Abrams, James Stoteraux, and Chad Fiveash, who are writing and executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. Danny Cannon is directing the episode and will also executive produce.
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