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Bruce Wayne Role Cast in Fox’s Batman Series - Kid from Touch

I am big time excited about this show. My only fear, like so many Batman spin offs (BIRDS OF PREY ring a bell) does the back story and minor characters TV producers can afford going to hold the attention of non-die hard fans?

There’s a new budding millionaire bachelor in Gotham City. Warner Bros. TV has tapped “Touch” alum David Mazouz for the role of a pre-teen Bruce Wayne in “Gotham,” the studio’s Batman origins drama for Fox. Mazouz will play boy who leans on his butler Alfred and Commissioner James Gordon for guidance after his wealthy parents are murdered. Bruce Wayne has traditionally been the alter ego of the Caped Crusader — but Mazouz will not at any point become Batman in the show, something Warner Bros. took pains to point that out in announcing the casting. Mazouz played Kiefer Sutherland’s son in the Fox drama “Touch.” Also cast in “Gotham,” which has a series order from Fox, is Camren Bicondova, who will play Selina Kyle, a teenage orphan and street thief who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. Deals for Mazouz and Bicondova mark the last two regular roles to be cast in “Gotham, » - Variety Staff

More about show from WIKI

Gotham is an upcoming American television series created by Bruno Heller and based on characters appearing in and published by DC Comics, specifically those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne, who were created by Bob Kane. The series will star Ben McKenzie as the young Gordon.[1] Heller serves as executive producer on the project along with Danny Cannon, who will also direct the pilot. The series is scheduled to premiere in the 2014-15 television season.[2] As originally conceived, the series would have served as a straightforward story of Gordon's early days on the Gotham City Police force. The idea evolved not only to include the Bruce Wayne character, but will also tell the origin stories of several famed villains, including the Penguin, the Riddler and Catwoman.[3]

Ben McKenzie
     as James Gordon: an idealistic rookie detective for Gotham City Open Police Department’s Homicide Squad, a former college football star and a war hero.

Sean Pertwee
     as Alfred Pennyworth: a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.

Robin Lord Taylor
     as Oswald Cobblepot: the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.

Zabryna Guevara
     as Captain Essen: Detective Gordon’s boss at the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad, she balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop.

Erin Richards
     as Barbara Kean: a sophisticated emergency doctor, Kean stands by her husband amid the corrupt world of Gotham.

Donal Logue
     as Detective Harvey Bullock: Gordon's rough-around-the-edges partner and mentor.

Jada Pinkett Smith
     as Fish Mooney: an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities.

David Mazouz
     as Bruce Wayne: who has been sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and Det. James Gordon.

Camren Bicondova
     as Selina Kyle: a teenage orphan, street thief and skilled pickpocket who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable.

Drew Powell
     as Butch Gilzean, the second-in-command to Fish Mooney. Powell has been cast in a recurring role.