MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has been cast as Vesper Fairchild in The CW’s Batwoman. Fairchild appears throughout the Batman series as a media personality and romantic interest for Bruce Wayne. As it pertains to The CW’s Batwoman series, Fairchild is not expected to appear on screen as of now.
After the announcement, Batwoman show runner Caroline Dries told The Hollywood Reporter, “We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham.”
She added, “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.”
Maddow has not appeared in previous DC Comics series, but she has long had an interest in the comics. Previously, Maadow wrote the introduction for Greg Rucka’s Batwoman graphic novel Elegy.
Joining Maddow, Ruby Rose will play the role of Batwoman. Behind the scenes, Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti will executive produce the show.
Batwoman will debut on The CW on Sunday, October 6th at 8 p.m. Check out the show’s trailer above.