Rachel Maddow Cast in “Batwoman”

Rachel Maddow. Photo by Mediapunch/Shutterstock (2226418a)

The CW’s Batwoman series adds to its cast. 

Multiple outlets confirm that radio personality Rachel Maddow has been tapped to star in the role Vesper Fairchild, who according to Variety is a TV and radio figure 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’d be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip, and criticism of female superheroes,” said Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries.

Maddow took to social media, sharing the news with her followers. 

“I know no one’s going to believe this is true, but it’s true,” she wrote. “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).”

Check out the first exclusive look for Batwoman below.