Longtime fan of Batwoman comics Rachel Maddow will be an ongoing part of the Batwoman series… and this is not fake news.
THR today revealed what some press had suspected upon watching the screener for Batwoman Episode 2 “The Rabbit Hole”… the voice of “Vesper Fairchild” is somewhat… familiar. There’s a reason for that; it’s the popular and intelligent MSNBC host.
THR notes that the voice will be heard in multiple episodes and that there currently aren’t any plans to see her in live action. This isn’t Maddow’s first run-in with the character: She wrote the introduction to the Batwoman “Elegy” comic book collection.
“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told THR 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.”
Batwoman premieres October 6 on The CW; the first episode we will hear Vesper Fairchild in will be on October 13.