It was announced last year that The CW was developing a new series based on the Batman: Gotham Knights comic books with Batwoman writers/producers Natalie Abrams, Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux on board, and the show has now made its first casting additions.
Variety reports that Fallon Smythe (Grown-Ish) and Tyler DiChiara (Relish) have joined the production as series regulars, playing Fallow Row, aka Bluebird, and her brother Cullen.
This take on Bluebird is described as "streetwise, acerbic and often underestimated, the blue-haired bisexual is a gifted engineer who can fix anything. But what Harper wants most of all is to repair the broken lives of her and her brother, Cullen, the only person she trusts."
"After years of hiding his true self from an abusive parent, the transgender teen is tired of being polite and agreeable," reads the breakdown for Cullen. "Clever and adept at reading human nature, Cullen is ready to fight his own battles."
These are just the first of many young actors we can expect to see join the ensemble cast of Gotham Knights, as the likes of Nightwing, Spoiler, Julia Pennyworth, and possibly even The Joker's alleged daughter, Duela Dent, are also rumored to appear.
The original premise of Gotham Knights was to focus on the adventures of Batman's extended family, such as Alfred, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, Oracle, and Catwoman, among others. Eventually, the series expanded to include some of the Dark Knight's foes, and it sounds like this take on the story will lean into that concept by introducing the sons and daughters of several well-known villains.
You can check out the show's updated logline below.
"The one-hour drama takes place in in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder. His rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights."