If you remember the Fox series Touch, you'll recall that one of its lead characters was a young man with very special powers who never spoke. The actor who played that role, 14-year-old David Mazouz, has now been cast as Bruce Wayne in Fox's new Gotham TV series. Odds are he'll have a little more to say in this role.

The producers have also cast the teenaged thief Selina Kyle with newcomer Camren Bicondova.

The press release announcement of the young actors' casting is quick to note that Gotham is a show about James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), not Batman. So don't expect Mazouz to don a cape and cowl at any point in the series' run, nor should you expect Bicondova to go full Catwoman.

The series pilot will be written by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and directed by Danny Cannon (Nikita). Both will executive produce.

Other members of the cast include Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney.


Camren Bicondova