Real life husband and wife Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey have been cast as Arthur and Crystal Brown, the parents of Stephanie Brown, on The CW’s Gotham knights. In the comics, Arthur Brown is the supervillain known as Cluemaster – a role he approaches in the TV show as a hit game show host. Stephanie, whose superhero identity in the comics is Spoiler (but who was also one of a number of characters who would be Robin at one point) is a character on Gotham knightsalong with several other popular Gotham teens.
Both of Stephanie’s parents will be recurring characters on the show, which premieres in March following episodes of Superman & Lois on The CW. Sunny Mabrey will make his first appearance in Episode 5, while Ethan Embry will make his debut in Episode 6.
“We were blown away by Sunny’s audition for Gotham knightsexecutive producers/showrunners Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux and co-executive producer Natalie Abrams said in a statement. “It was immediately apparent that she had the expansive emotional range needed to play this deeply polarizing character. And then we were delighted to find out that Sunny’s husband is an actor who has a lot fans among our cast, crew and writers. Ethan brought Arthur to life in such rich, wonderfully unsettling ways. We hope to surprise fans of the mythos with where our story is going, although we’ll give you an idea… quiz scale airs weeknights in Gotham.”
Here are the official character descriptions from The CW:
ARTHUR BROWN (Ethan Embry) – The meticulous and eccentric host of a Jeopardy-esque game show, Arthur is always the smartest person in the room – and he knows it. At first glance, he is charming and perfectly coiffed, with high hopes for his daughter, the only person close to his intellect. But there’s a dark side lurking beneath the surface, with Arthur taking extreme care to keep his family’s personal lives from becoming public fodder, even if it means breaking a few rules.
CRYSTAL BROWN (Sunny Mabrey) — Elegant and eye-catching, as the wife of a local celebrity, Crystal exudes natural, camera-ready charisma. However, to those closest to her, Crystal becomes warm as sunshine one minute and brutally icy the next, as she battles a secret addiction that could ruin the lives of her entire family.
You can view the official synopsis of Gotham knights below.
Batman is dead and a powder keg has set fire to Gotham City without the Dark Knight to protect it. In the aftermath of Bruce Wayne’s murder, his adopted son Turner Hayes (Oscar Morgan) is charged with killing the Caped Crusader, along with the children of some of Batman’s enemies: Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan), an unpredictable warrior and skilled thief. born in Arkham Asylum and abandoned by her father, Harper Row (Fallon Smythe), a streetwise and biting engineer who can fix anything, and her brother Cullen Row (Tyler DiChiara), a smart transgender teen tired of being polite and to be pleasant. With charismatic and tough-as-nails District Attorney Harvey Dent (Misha Collins) and the GCPD on their heels, Turner will rely on allies including his best friend and formidable coder Stephanie Brown (Anna Lore), and unlikely Batman sidekick Carrie Kelley ( Navia Robinson). But our knights will soon discover that a greater, more nefarious force is at work in Gotham City. This team of mismatched fugitives must work together to become the next generation of saviors known as the GOTHAM KNIGHTS.
From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Gotham knights was written by Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux and Natalie Abrams. Fiveash and Stoteraux serve as showrunners and co-produce the series with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Leigh London Redman. Abrams also serves as co-executive producer. Danny Cannon directed and served as an executive producer on the pilot, along with David Madden. Gotham knights is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane starring Bill Finger.
Gotham knights premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. on The CW.