Rachel Maddow of MSNBC plays a recurring role in the TV series "Batwoman"
Some of her critics might say that Rachel Maddow lives in a fantasy world. Now. The liberal MSNBC presenter officially enters one.
Maddow announced Friday that she would branch off behind the desk of her left-wing network to dip her toe in a superhero drama. She will have a role in the new TV series "Batwoman" at CW. The message was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The presenter is to play Vesper Fairchild, a "television and radio personality" who had a romantic relationship with Bruce Wayne in the comics. However, Maddow himself is reportedly not "appearing" on the screen, but appearing in several episodes. CNN's Dana Bash, left, is advised on an NBC drama series. On Friday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow confirmed her role in the "Batwoman" TV series. "/>
Earlier this week, news came that CNN's Dana Bash, left, is advising on an NBC drama series, and MSNBCs confirmed on Friday Rachel Maddow her role in the TV series "Batwoman".
It was at least the second deal announced this week between the mainstream media and the world of showbiz. On Thursday, it was announced that CNN correspondent Dana Bash would consult "The Hill," a nascent drama series for NBC.
"Batwoman," which debuts this Sunday, is the first superhero television series with an openly gay character. Batwoman debuted in 2006 as a wealthy heir to DC Comics, inspired by Batman to join the fight against crime in Gotham City.
As the Hollywood Reporter noted, Maddow previously wrote an introduction to a 201
0 Batwoman comic novel Elegy.
Maddow confirmed the casting news on Friday.
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"I know, nobody will believe that this is true, but it's true," Wrote Maddow. "I'm & # 39; Vesper Fairchild & # 39; in the new Batwoman TV show that begins this Sunday evening at The CW. (My character is not me soooo, it turns out to be one of the funniest things I've ever done). "
" We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic voice of Gotham, "said Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries to THR. "In addition to Rachel's interest in Batwoman, we thought she would be the perfect casting choice, as her own stubborn journalism stands in stark contrast to Vesper's penchant for snark, gossip, and criticism of female superheroes."