Rachel Maddow
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Journalist Rachel Maddow has joined the cast of CW's Batwoman - or at least her voice has, as announced via The Hollywood Reporter.

Maddows will voice the character of radio personality Vesper Fairchild - a one time romantic partner for Bruce Wayne, in comic books. She's expected to appear in "multiple episodes."

Maddow previously wrote an introduction for a collection of Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III's Batwoman story "Elegy."

"We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham," Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told THR. "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 CW.

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