STARTS 10/6 - Rachel snags 'unseen' role in The CW's new 'Batwoman' series

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STARTS 10/6 - Rachel snags 'unseen' role in The CW's new 'Batwoman' series

Postby Marie » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:01 pm

Rachel Maddow joins the CW's 'Batwoman'
By Lesley Goldberg
hollywoodreporter.com
October 04, 2019

RACHEL MADDOW is heading to The CW's Batwoman.

Maddow takes on the role of Vesper Fairchild, a character from the Batman comics. Fairchild is a television and radio personality who had a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne (Batman).

The Batwoman catch is that Maddow's Fairchild will never appear onscreen — at least there are no current plans for her to do so. Still, Maddow is expected to "appear" in multiple episodes.

This will be the political commentator's second connection to the world of Batwoman, the DC Comics series about an out lesbian superhero. She previously wrote an introduction for the 2010 deluxe hardcover edition of writer Greg Rucka's Batwoman graphic novel, Elegy. (Detective Comics issues 854-860.)

"We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham," Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries told The Hollywood Reporter 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 with Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes."

Debuting Sunday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., The CW's Batwoman is exec produced by Greg Berlanti and Dries (The Vampire Diaries). Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) takes on the lead role of Batwoman/Kate Kane. Batwoman, part of The CW's swelling Arrow-verse, has the distinction of being primetime television's first show with an out lesbian superhero as its lead (that also happens to be played by an out actress).

As for how Maddow's character fits into the network's Arrow-verse, it's worth noting that in last year's Elseworlds crossover, it was revealed that Fairchild previously had an intimate relationship with Oliver Queen/Arrow (Stephen Amell).

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- ... an-1245404

PS: Rachel's new book, Blowout, (about how the oil industry ruins the economies and politics of countries it dominates) is currently #1 on Amazon and from what I hear is an excellent -- and somewhat prophetic -- read. An economy based on a single product, like a one-industry town, never has been a good idea.

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Re: STARTS 10/6 - Rachel snags 'unseen' role in The CW's new 'Batwoman' series

Postby Marie » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:35 pm

Rachel/Vesper Fairchild describing Batman as "Mr. Tall, Dark and Unavailable..."

LOL, that's how some of us might describe someone else (unless you're a dog)! :lol:

-Marie-
You find out what someone is really like in "battle," and Olbermann is who you want to be in a foxhole with, Patrick said. "On the air, we had each others' backs," said Olbermann.
-David Goetzl: "Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick still brothers long after ESPN's 'Big Show'"; MediaPost blog, 4-6-2012


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