The final season of Gotham is currently in production as the Batman prequel drama aims to make one last big return in 2019 wrapping the story of these iconic DC characters with the Caped Crusader coming to life. With only ten episodes for its fifth season, production will most likely come to an end this fall and fans are still getting bits of new details here and there.
We at That Hashtag Show revealed last month that Bane’s father would be introduced in Season 5, as it was recently revealed that Nikita’s Shane West is set to fill that role this season. But that is not the only DC baddie coming to Gotham City this season as we will also be seeing the live-action debut of Margaret Pye a.k.a. Magpie in Season 5!
The show is currently casting a female of any ethnicity in her 30s to play Magpie. Described as being dressed in black with a quirky attitude, Magpie is a bit of a spread and misfit of a thief who is insanely in love with shiny objects. Things get intense when Magpie decides to steal from Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor)! The breakdown specifies that whoever gets cast as Magpie, would be a guest star, implying that she may just be in one episode.
Created by DC legend John Byrne as well as Barbara Randell Kesel, Magpie made her first appearance in DC in Batman #401, where she was introduced as a museum curator at the Gotham Museum of Antiquities. But things went south for her when Magpie’s obsession with owning all the priceless artifacts made her mind snap. That was how Magpie was created, a name she had during childhood.
The cast and producers of Gotham are set to appear at New York Comic-Con next month so we will most likely get our first trailer and fresh details on what to expect from the series’ final season. At the recent Fan Expo Toronto, via ComicBook.com, Lord Taylor teased a little bit about what to expect with Magpie when Penguin meets her in the final season,
“All I can say is I hope so. Because every time we have a new villain, especially one like Bane, who is coming in, and we’re also introducing Magpie this year, which is really exciting. But again, anytime he interacts with these characters it changes him and makes his character more interesting, and it gives him something to overcome. That’s part of getting deeper into the character, how he’s affected by these other incredible characters that are in the Batman universe.”
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