Gotham Recasts Poison Ivy: Peyton List to Replace Maggie Geha

Peyton List has been cast as Ivy Pepper in Gotham, marking the second recasting of the role.

For the second time in the character’s life, Gotham‘s Poison Ivy has gotten a reboot.

Peyton List, who you may recognize from Frequency, The Flash, or The Tomorrow People, has been cast as the iconic DC Comics character. She will be replacing actress Maggie Geha who had replaced actress Clare Foleyin the role. List’s Ivy Pepper will be a recurring character and will first appear in early 2018.

The Gotham producers were pretty darn vague in the statement released with the casting announcement, saying of the change:

In the continuing evolution of Poison Ivy’s origin story, Ivy Pepper has been transformed once again taking another step toward becoming the Ivy we know from the comics. Dangerous. A live wire of crazy energy. She’ll set her sights on Gotham, intent on making the city her own green paradise.

No word on if Ivy’s latest transformation will also be necessitated by a magical aging spell and a dip in the Gotham sewer or if it will come about in a new way. Or perhaps Gotham will go the more traditional route and not mention anything in-world and hope that the audience doesn’t notice.

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Presumably, this means a bigger role for Ivy Pepper as a character, as List is a much more established actress than Geha, but we’ll have to wait and see.

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