There are plenty DC characters fans have been asking for Gotham to bring on but Batgirl ranks at the top. The fan-favorite member of the Bat Family hasn't gotten a nod on the series before thanks to its prequel timeline, but one actress isn't ready to rule out a mention of the character just yet.
The cast of Gotham attended San Diego Comic Con, and actress Erin Richards sat down with sites like CinemaBlend. It was there the star dished about how her role as Barbara Kean will change in Gotham's fourth season, and she had this to say when asked if Batgirl being brought on was impossible.
"I don't think so," Richards started.
"I think it's still possible. I think this version of Barbara that we'll see will actually be the most surprising to Jim as a development," she continued. "I think he might be taken aback by how she's turned out and not necessarily in a bad way."
If you are not familiar with Batgirl's background, then you should know the character is closely tied to both Jim Gordon and Barbara Kean. After all, the pair are the parents of Barbara Gordon. In the comics, Kean acts as the first wife of Gordon, and the pair raise their children Barbara and J.J. even after the couple divorces.
However, when it comes to Gotham, Kean has a very different history. The former art gallery owner was once engaged to Gordon, but they split when Kean realized the danger her fiance's job put her in. Gordon moved on with Dr. Leslie Thompkins while Kean turned to a life of crime. Fans last saw Kean as she embraced her crime boss status by running a nightclub called The Sirens, but the character may undergo drastic changes to win Gordon back. Or, at the very least, she could entice her former lover into a one-night stand which results in Batgirl's conception.
Still, there is no guarantee Gotham will be able to bring Batgirl into its fold. The show's fourth season is slated to tie-in several villains like Scarecrow and Catwoman, for the series may keep its focus on baddies rather than babies in future seasons.
You can view the official description for Gotham below.
Gotham's origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham's underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that's just the beginning! What threat does Ra's al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne's season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny?
Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Jessica Lucas as TabithaGalavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean, Maggie Geha as the future Poison Ivy, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Benedict Samuel as Mad Hatter.
Gotham returns to FOX for Season 4 this fall.