According to Deadline, Victoria Cartagena (Manifest) is returning to the DC Universe as she officially joins Javicia Leslie in the upcoming third season of The CW’s Batwoman. Cartagena has been tapped to portray the series regular role of DC hero Renee Montoya, a character which she previously played in Fox’s Gotham.
I guess #Reneemontoya and I have some unfinished business So very excited to join this new group of talented artists, writers & crew who are doing their thing over here! They have welcomed me wholeheartedly! Grateful, humbled, hype AF… #batwoman #fullcircle https://t.co/eeNCmptT7v
— Victoria Cartagena (@VickiCartagena) July 20, 2021
The outlet notes that Batwoman‘s Renee Montoya will be a different version of Gotham‘s Renee Montoya. The character is described as a former GCPD officer who left the force when she could no longer stomach the corruption inside the department. She now runs the “freaks division,” which hasn’t seen a lot of action… until now. Righteous and pragmatic, and LGBTQ+, she’s a woman with a very personal (and mysterious) mission to help clean the streets of Gotham in the right way, by whatever means necessary.
Batwoman is currently led by Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, the one who took up the mantle of the Scarlet Knight from Kate Kane. Season 2 had concluded its run last month, where it also debuted Wallis Day (Krypton) as the new Kate Kane following the surprising exit of Ruby Rose.
The series currently stars Rachel Skarsten as Alice, Meagan Tandy as Sophie, Nicole Kang as Mary Hamilton, and Camrus Johnson as Luke Fox/ Batwing. In addition, Robin Given have also been cast to join the third season as Jada Jet.
Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter.