Victoria Cartagena is officially a full-time a Gotham girl…
After guest-starring in the pilot,the Latina theater and television actress has been promoted to series regular on Fox’s Batman prequel Gotham.
Fox’s Broadcast Chairman Kevin Reilly gives high praise to the drama, predicting it will be “this season’s biggest and noisiest hit.”
Based on DC Comics characters from the Batman universe, the hour-long drama series explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon (portrayed by Ben McKenzie) as an idealistic rookie detective in Gotham City, along with Bruce Wayne and the villains who made Gotham City famous.
Cartagena portrays a detective Renee Montoya in the major crimes unit of the Gotham Police Department. In the comic books, is initially a police detective from theGotham City Police Department, assigned to the Major Crimes Unit who comes into frequent contact with the maskedvigilante, Batman. Over the course of her comic book history, Renee is outed as a lesbian, and later resigns from the police force, disgusted by its corruption. After being trained by the first man to bear the name, Montoya has operated as the Question out of a lighthouse she shares with Aristotle Rodor on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Gotham also stars Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova.
Fox has picked up the Batman prequel series for a full season this fall.