Bridget Regan will join the cast of Batwoman to play Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy for the upcoming third season opposite star Javicia Leslie.
Regan will recur as the former botany student of Gotham University. According to the logline, she is a passionate, brilliant scientist with a mind for changing the world for the better. Pamela’s plans shifted when she was experimented on by a colleague and injected with various plant toxins that turned her into the infamous Batman villain Poison Ivy. With a formidable power coursing through her veins, Pamela used her powers to do what she thought was right … even if Batman and those closest to her disagreed with her dangerous methods. Now effectively wiped off the board for years, Batwoman and the Bat Team must prepare themselves for Poison Ivy to return with a vengeance.
This will be Bridget Regan’s second comic book character portrayal having previously played Dottie Underwood in Agent Carter. She was a recurring character in White Collar playing Rachel Turner, Nick Caffrey’s (Mat Bomber) love turned enemy. Recent credits include Paradise Lost and Jane the Virgin.
She joins recently announced cast members Nick Creegan and Victoria Caragena, who will appear as Marquis Jet and Renee Montoya, respectively.
In the Batwoman Season 2 finale, Ryan Wilder (Leslie) has fully taken up the mantle of Batwoman with Kate Kane leaving Gotham in a search for her long-missing cousin Bruce Wayne (aka Batman). It also was revealed that Ryan’s biological mother, who was believed to have died in childbirth, is actually alive.