TVLine is reporting that Gotham has cast Peyton List (Frequency) to take over the role of Poison Ivy. This is the third time the role has been recast.
When Gotham debuted in 2014, there was a patsy put up as the Waynes' killer and we met his daughter, Ivy Pepper. She was played by young actress Clare Foley. In the third season, producers decided to age up the character by having her touched by an Indian Hill patient that can cause rapid aging. Foley was replaced by Maggie Geha, giving the character an older, sexy look that was carried into this fourth season.
She was excellent with plants, committed a few murders, and manipulated folks with the scents she created. But she got cast off by both Penguin and Selina Kyle, leading her to a small apothecary/herbalist with some secret elixirs to give her more strength/power. She downed a few different vials, and we haven't hear from her since. But it looks like those elixirs will be making another set of big changes.
In a statement announcing the casting, series producers said:
"In the continuing evolution of Poison Ivy's origin story, Ivy Pepper has been transformed once again taking another step toward becoming the Ivy we know from the comics — dangerous [and] a live wire of crazy energy. She'll set her sights on Gotham, intent on making the city her own green paradise."
The darker Poison Ivy is expected to debut in 2018. This is List's second time taking on the role of a villain in the DCEU, having made three appearances as Lisa Snart, AKA Golden Glider (Captain Cold's sister) on The Flash.
Gotham airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.