Skip to comments.Rachel Maddow Joins ‘Batwoman’ as Gotham Radio Host Vesper Fairchild
Posted on 10/04/2019 6:26:01 PM PDT by EdnaMode
The CWs Batwoman has added a surprising name to the call-sheet, as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow joins the cast. Maddow will take on the role of Vesper Fairchild, a snarky Gotham City radio and TV personality with ties to the superhero world in both the DC Comics source material and the CWs Arrow-verse. In the comics, Vesper becomes romantically involved with Bruce Wayne before she is murdered on the orders Lex Luthor, who is the President of the United States at the time. Classic scenario. The character has a much smaller presence on the small screen, where she is only mentioned by name as a former fling with Arrows Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).
Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told THR a bit about how Maddows version of the radio personalitywho will reportedly never actually appear on-screenfits into the series.
We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham. In addition to Rachels interest in Batwoman, we thought shed be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vespers penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes. Batwoman takes place in a Gotham City three years after the appearance of Batman. Bruce Waynes cousin, Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), returns home to find a city in turmoil being guarded by a paramilitary force called the Crows and threatened by a whimsical madwoman named Alice (Rachel Skarsten).
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Hope nobody here sees it now
Lex Luthor is the President of the United States. hmmmm
Not me, but I’ll likely watch the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossovers for the other CW DC superhero shows.
But isn’t Vesper supposed to be a female, and in love with a man?
Kinda not casting to type. How is maddow going to fake either of those?
All she knows how to fake is news.
Madcow on Batman. I’m glad I stopped watching the series after the first couple of shows.
It’s called “casting against type.”
Just another 5 minute show they drag out to fill the hour
Not that I was going to watch anyway.
The main character is supposed to be gay and Jewish. CW has homos in every series they air. I won’t be watching it.
They’ve ruined Batman.
Shes hoping for a love scene with lesbian batwomam.
When I saw the preview commercial I noticed they had made the Batwoman look exactly like Rachel Maddow. It also looked like Batwoman was mimicking Maddow’s smarmy stupidity.
Whenever I think my disdain for American popular culture cannot possibly get any deeper...
man or woman?
Never going to watch it now...
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