Rachel Maddow signs onto ‘Batwoman’ TV series


MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow has signed on as a cast member of the upcoming “Batwoman” TV drama.

The political commentator will play the role of Vesper Fairchild, a radio personality who was romantically involved with Bruce Wayne — also known as Batman — on the CW’s series about the lesbian superhero, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While Maddow has joined the cast for multiple episodes, there are no plans so far for her to appear on screen, the Hollywood Reporter notes.

“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” showrunner Caroline Dries told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “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.”{mosads}

Maddow also penned an introduction for the deluxe hardcover edition of a 2010 Batwoman graphic novel, the Reporter notes.

The TV series will debut on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.

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