Rachel Maddow joins CW's Batwoman series
Batwoman, which debuts this Sunday, marks the first superhero television series starring an openly gay character
Television host Rachel Maddow has been roped in for The CW's Batwoman series in a recurring role. She will be seen playing the role of Vesper Fairchild, a TV and radio personality who once had a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne.
"We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic voice of Gotham. In addition to Rachel's interest in Batwoman, we thought she would be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts with Vesper's penchant for snark, gossip, and criticism of female superheroes," showrunner Caroline Dries told The Hollywood Reporter.
Batwoman, which debuts this Sunday, marks the first superhero television series starring an openly gay character.
Maddow also took to Twitter to share the news of her casting.
I know no one's going to believe this is true, but it's true.
I'm "Vesper Fairchild" in the new Batwoman TV show that starts this Sunday night on The CW.
(My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I've ever done).https://t.co/LP8PauXvUL
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 4, 2019
Interestingly, Maddow has previously written an introduction for a 2010 Batwoman graphic novel, Elegy.