Vixen is the latest DC Comics’ character to make the jump to The CW. The superhero is set to star in her own animated series, coming via The CW Seed, the network’s platform for original digital content.
KSiteTV had the first details, including that “Arrow’s” executive producer Marc Guggenheim will be overseeing the project, and Vixen’s adventures will be set in the same world as CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash” live-action series. Two promotional images were also made available at Sunday’s Television Critics Association event, including one that shows Vixen taking center stage with Arrow and The Flash in the background.
Vixen debuted in 1981’s “Action Comics” #521, and was character was created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner. Vixen is the alter-ego of Mari Jiwe McCabe, who has a mystical Tantu totem that “gives her the abilities of one animal at a time.” The promotional images also gives more background on the character:
“Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inhereting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals — anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from the threats like those that claimed her family.”
The series is expected to debut next fall.