Vixen Varsity reports that “CSI: Miami” actress Megalyn Echikunwoke has been cast as the titular character in the CW Seed’s upcoming six-part animated series “Vixen,” which takes places in the same world as “The Flash” and “Arrow.”
The series focuses on Mari McCabe, who after the death of her parents inherits a magical totem that bestows upon her the ability to access the inherent attributes of animals, from the speed of a cheetah to the powerhouse charge of a rhino and more. As the superhero Vixen, McCabe seeks to protect the world from the greed, corruption and violence that took the lives of her parents.
“Vixen” takes place in the same reality as “The Flash” and “Arrow” and along with prominently featuring characters from those shows also features the voices of the actors themselves, with Grant Gustin as the Flash, Stephen Amell as the Arrow Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon.
“Vixen” premieres this Fall on The CW’s digital platform CW Seed.