The iconic DC supervillain will be played by Bridget Regan, who will appear in the upcoming season 3 of the CW series as a recurring guest star.
In the Arrowverse series, Poison Ivy, aka Pamela Isley, is a former botany student of Gotham University. Described as a passionate and brilliant scientist, Pamela had a dream of changing the world for the better. But her plans suddenly changed when she was experimented on by a colleague, who injected her with various plant toxins which turned her into the infamous Batman villain Poison Ivy.
With a formidable power coursing through her veins, Pamela used her powers to do what she thought was right, even if Batman and those closest to her disagreed with her dangerous methods. After being MIA for several years, Poison Ivy returns to Gotham with a vengeance, and Batwoman (Javicia Leslie) and the rest of the Bat Team must prepare themselves for the baddie’s deadly comeback.
Regan’s casting on Batwoman makes her the latest actress to play a live-action version of Poison Ivy. The comic book character was famously portrayed by Uma Thurman in the 1997 film Batman and Robin. Poison Ivy was also brought to life by Clare Foley, Maggie Geha, and Peyton List at one time or another on the Fox series Gotham, which ran from 2014 to 2019.
This isn’t the first time Regan will appear in a live-action comic book series, as she previously recurred as Dottie Underwood on the ABC series Agent Carter. Regan’s other notable TV roles include Kahlan Amnell on the syndicated series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe on USA Network’s White Collar, Sin Rostro on The CW’s Jane the Virgin, Sasha Cooper on TNT’s The Last Ship, and Frances Forsythe on Spectrum Original’s Paradise Lost.
Batwoman season 3 is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 13th at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.