Gotham Knights stars Olivia Rose Keegan and Navia Robinson both confirmed their characters’ connections to Robin and Joker in the series.
Gotham Knights is the latest DC series to come from The CW as the network axes their other Arrowvese shows. The Batman-adjacent series will follow the next generation of crime fighters in Gotham City, who have interesting connections to Batman characters like Joker and Robin. Duela Dent actress Olivia Rose Keegan first revealed to TVLine her ties to Batman’s greatest nemeisis:
“Duela is sort of like the full embodiment of like every wild instinct you’ve ever had, which I think we all have that part of ourselves. But it’s so crazy to see and to think like, ‘Oh, what if you let that take over your whole entire self?’ So she’s fireball, she’s wildcard, she’s the Joker’s daughter.”
A Dead Robin?
Navia Robinson will play Carrie Kelley, and shared that the Robin that proceeded her died, but didn’t reveal whether it was Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, or Tim Drake:
“Yeah, bit it. That’s a polite way to put that. I can’t beat Olivia’s description so i’m going to join her. In the way that Duela is everybody’s wildest instinct culminated, I think Carrie is everybody’s like inclination to help and be positive and be kind of resilient so, yeah…. Carrie was Batman’s sidekick.”
Here is the synopsis for the pilot for the upcoming The CW series:
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.
Written by Batwoman’s Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux, and Natalie Abrams, the series stars Oscar Morgan as Turner Hayes, Olivia Rose Keegan as Duela Dent, Navia Robinson as Carrie Kelley, Fallon Smythe as Harper Row, Tyler DiChiara as Cullen Row, Misha Collins as Harvey Dent, Anna Lore as Stephanie Brown, and Rahart Adams as Brody.
Gotham Knights will debut in 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the upcoming CW series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.