Announced at the recent Television Critics Association press tour, DC comics will be expanding its television world to include Vixen, an African native and member of the Justice League International. Set in Detroit, the series will be crossing paths with The Flash and Arrow in the same connected universe. Vixen will premiere on CW Seed, the networks digital-only outlet and will be produced by Arrow E.P. Marc Guggenheim. It’s slated for 6 episodes and, if successful, will lead to a live-action series.
In the comics Vixen (alter ego Mari Jiwe McCabe) is a part-time model and full-time crime fighter, thanks to her use of the Tantu Totem, which gives her the superhuman ability to mimic the abilities of animals. She was intended to be DC’s first African superhero in 1978, but the imprint went through a mass cancellation of its titles and Vixen didn’t appear until 1981.
Appearing on television in Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave And The Bold, this will mark her first standalone series.
What do you think about the new DC animated series Vixen? Will you check it out?
Edited by: Morgan Stradling