The CW’s Batwoman series has added radio personality Rachel Maddow to its call sheet.
The Hollywood Repoter was first to confirm the casting of the MSNBC host in the upcoming TV show. Maddow is set to play Vesper Fairchild, who 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.
“I know no one’s going to believe this is true, but it’s true,” Maddow wrote on Twitter. “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).”
Batwoman debuts Sunday, October 6.