Batwoman‘s crimefighting dance card is looking pretty full ahead of the new Arrowverse entry’s Sunday, Oct. 6 premiere.
In addition to Alice, the season-long Big Bad played by Birds of Prey alum Rachel Skarsten (watch video Q&A below), TVLine has confirmed two other villainous castings for the superhero series that stars Ruby Rose (“Elseworlds”) as Kate Kane aka Gotham vigilante Batwoman.
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Seen above and below, Revenge alum Gabriel Mann will guest-star in Episode 3 as Thomas “Tommy” Elliot, a childhood friend of Kate’s AWOL cousin, Bruce Wayne, who grew up to become a real estate mogul boasting easy charm and a friendly smile. And yet Tommy — who in DC Comics lore adopts the mantle Hush — harbors a deadly chip on his shoulder, one which will put Kate’s secret identity at risk.
Additionally, Rachel Matthews (Happy Death Day, Hulu’s upcoming Looking for Alaska adaptation) will guest-star in Episode 4 as Magpie (photo below), an extremely intelligent and deft thief who, as her code name suggests, is drawn to shiny things and thus has a penchant for pickpocketing the rich. Oh, but Magpie has bigger plans for those who take their wealth for granted.
In teasing the sorts of villains on tap for Batwoman — and whether they’d be over-the-top in typical Batman style — showrunner Caroline Dries said at the summer TCA press tour, “When you sign on for a show that takes place in Gotham, that’s part of the fun. And in our Big Bad this year, [Alice] sort of represents all that Joker mentality in her craziness.”
Of note: On Fox’s Gotham, Magpie was played during the final season by Sarah Schenkkan, while Tommy popped up midway through Season 1 (played by Cole Vallis) and twice during Season 4 (played by Gordon Winarick).
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