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Batwoman Gets Even Queerer, Sets Rachel Maddow as Voice of Gotham

'Batwoman' Gets Even Queerer, Sets Rachel Maddow as Voice of Gotham

'Batwoman' Gets Even Queerer, Sets Rachel Maddow as Voice of Gotham

This could be The CW's gayest show yet.


Because The CW is determined to make Batwoman its gayest show to date, Rachel Maddow is joining the cast!

The political commentator will be voicing Gotham’s popular radio personality and persistent critic of Batwoman, Vesper Fairchild.

“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” said showrunner Caroline Dries. “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.”

Fairchild is a character that already exists in the comics, and was a one-time love interest of Bruce Wayne. In the CW world of DC superheroes, it was revealed in a previous crossover event that Fairchild had a relationship with Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow.

At the moment, Maddow is only expected to appear on the show as a voice on the radio, but who knows how that could change if the show finds the longevity the other CW superhero shows have managed.

"I know no one's going to believe this is true, but it's true. I'm 'Vesper Fairchild' in the new Batwoman TV show that starts this Sunday night on The CW," Maddow tweeted. "My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I've ever done."



Maddow previously wrote the introduction for the well-loved Batwoman: Elegy comic, elements of which will reportedly be incorporated into the first season of the show.

Batwoman centers around Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) returning to Gotham City after her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, is kidnapped by the Alice in Wonderland gang while working for Kate’s father and his security company.

The pilot premieres Sunday, October 6th on The CW.

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