News Host Rachel Maddow Joins ‘Batwoman’ Cast

by Eric Lee
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Article by Eric Lee

CNBC news correspondent Rachel Maddow is officially Vesper Fairchild in Batwoman. The journalist will be playing Fairchild via voiceovers and news radio segments. Showrunner Caroline Dries has given more details about Fairchild’s role in the show.

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.
In the comics, Vesper Fairchild was a longtime love interest of Bruce Wayne. Unfortunately, later on David Cain murdered her in an effort to frame Wayne in the Bruce Wayne: Murderer? / Bruce Wayne: Fugitive storylines.

Maddow hosts her own news show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. She has acted as herself on TV before, in series like 30 Rock and House of Cards. Batwoman will be Maddow’s first foray as a different character.

Batwoman airs on the CW every Sunday.

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