The CW’s Batwoman Has A New Enemy, And It’s Rachel Maddow

The CW’s Batwoman Has A New Enemy, And It’s Rachel Maddow
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In what some are calling the greatest lesbian crossover event of all time, the superhero world’s most prominent lesbian, Batwoman, is about to find a new foe in the most prominent lesbian of prime time news. That’s right, Rachel Maddow is .

As the Hollywood Reporter explains, Maddow, MSNBC news host, will be joining the CW superhero drama in the role of Vesper Fairchild. In the comics, Vesper Fairchild is a TV and radio news commentator who hooked up with Bruce Wayne. In the show, she’ll play a prominent critic of Batwoman, though there’s a catch: Maddow will be appearing voice only.

“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” showrunner Carolie 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.”

Notably, this isn’t the first time Fairchild has appeared in the CW-verse; in last year’s Elseworlds crossover, which also introduced Batwoman, it was revealed that Fairchild was once involved with Arrow.

Here’s hoping that Maddow does make the jump to on-screen menace at some point, if only so Ruby Rose and Maddow can flirt, fulfilling the dreams of extremely gay nerds the world over.