Rachel Maddow Cast in “Batwoman”

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

Rachel Maddow has been cast in The CW’s Batwoman series,

The MSNBC host has been cast in the role of Vesper Fairchild — 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 to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I know no one’s going to believe this is true, but it’s true,” Maddow added on Twitter after her casting was announced. “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).

The Hollywood Repoter was first to report the news. 

Batwoman debuts this Sunday.