The trailer for next week’s episode of “Arrow” has landed, and it introduces Vixen. Mari McCabe/Vixen (Megalyn Echikunwoke) made her CW debut in the animated series “Vixen” last spring. Due to the success of that show and the interest in her character, she will be introduced to the live action DC universe in the “Arrow” episode titled “Taken.”
Mari has already met both Oliver Queen and Barry Allen, as they worked together in the animated series. In addition to guest starring in this episode of “Arrow,” her show “Vixen” was also green lit for a second season, which will return to The CW’s online streaming channel, CW Seed, sometime soon.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
“Taken” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
VIXEN JOINS TEAM ARROW – Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes he needs help battling Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) so he calls in an old friend – Vixen (guest star Megalyn E.K.). Using her magical ability to summon animal powers, Vixen gets a lock on Darhk’s location and the team goes to war. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) has a heart-to-heart talk with Malcolm (John Barrowman). Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Keto Shimizu & Brian Ford Sullivan (#415). Original airdate 2/24/16.
“Arrow” stars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.