Deadline is reporting that Victoria Cartagena (Manifest) will take on the role of Renee Montoya in the upcoming third season of the DC series Batwoman – or rather she will be reprising the role once again.
Cartagena previously played the character of Renee Montoya in Gotham, however, the report has clarified that her casting in The CW’s Batwoman is not the same character as the one that appeared in Gotham.
According to the trade: “Cartagena’s Montoya is 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.”
Victoria Cartagena took to Twitter in response to her returning to the role of Renee Montoya in a different show:
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
Season three of Batwoman sees Javicia Leslie’s Ryan Wilder continuing in the title role as the DC heroine, while the cast also includes Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, and Camrus Johnson.