Gotham Recast Twist: Who Will Not Appear on the Series Finale?

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One episode of Gotham remains.

As such, fans are wondering how the Batman prequel will conclude its five-season run.

Camren Bicondova, who plays Selina Kyle on the series took to social media over the weekend to drop a bombshell on fans:

She will not appear on Gotham Season 5 Episode 12 aka the series finale.

Selina Has a Plan - Gotham Season 5 Episode 6

That means Gotham Season 5 Episode 11 marked Bicondova's final installment as Selina. While the actress is not appearing, the character will still be featured.

Lili Simmons (Banshee, Ray Donovan) has been tapped to appear as Selina. The reason for this is that there is a ten-year time-jump between the penultimate episode and the series finale.

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"It’s important to me that I’m the one to tell you this because it was a choice that I made,” Bicondova wrote on Twitter.

“I wanted to give (the character) Selina Kyle as much respect as possible. Some will say that giving her respect would include seeing the character through to the end of the show, which I understand."

"But, I firmly believe that part of leaving a legacy and being part of a legacy means knowing when to pass the torch to someone else," the actress continued.

Working Together - Gotham Season 5 Episode 3

"I was blessed to be the vessel for Selina Kyle for her formative teen years, and it only felt right to give someone else the torch for her adult self."

“The woman who will be playing the older Selina Kyle is the glorious Lili Simmons, who, when I met for the first time, made me cry tears of joy,” her statement continued.

“She is perfect for this role, and she really wanted to do Selina right. We spoke about Selina Kyle for hours; I shared journal entries and scenes that were prime examples of Selina’s characteristics, and she shared thoughts of backstory for the 10 years that the audience didn’t see."

"I want to clearly express how much thought and care went into this decision, as well as how much respect for the character and legacy of Selina Kyle there is within it."

On the Edge - Gotham Season 5 Episode 3

"I was blessed to be the seventh female actor to play Selina Kyle, the first to play her in Gotham‘s adaptation — and now, there will be an eighth woman part of DC Comics’ Catwoman legacy. That makes me proud.”

Gotham Season 5 Episode 12 airs this coming Thursday.

"The series flash-forwards 10 years into the future, as Bruce is set to return to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower," according to the official description.

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"A series of crimes leads Gordon to believe Penguin and The Riddler are up to their old tricks."

"However, when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together an even more sinister plot targeting the city, and a new figure emerges from the shadows to be the hero Gotham desperately needs in the all-new ‘The Beginning…’ series finale episode of Gotham."

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