Michelle Veintimilla (of Lifetime’s Those Who Kill) will portray not only the first live-action version of the pyromaniac character Firefly, but the first female version of the character as well. Bridgit Pike is the firebug’s alter ego and will appear in the fifth and sixth episodes of the season.
In the DC comics we have seen two incarnations of Firefly and both men. The character’s real names were Garfield Lynns and Ted Carson.
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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Gotham returns Monday, Sept. 21, at 8/7c
via: TV Line