The MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, who is currently on a promotional tour for her bestseller book, has landed a role in Batwoman TV series starring Ruby Rose.

Maddow, will be playing Vesper Fairchild, a character from the Batman comics. Fairchild is a television and radio personality who had a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne (Batman). However, Maddow reportedly will not actually appear on screen; at least for now, she will play a solely vocal role, but will make an appearance in multiple episodes.

“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” Batwoman show-runner Caroline Dries said. “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.”


Shortly after the news broke, Maddow shared her excitement over her involvement on Twitter. “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. (My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I’ve ever done).”

Batwoman premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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