On the heels of plans being teased for a third live-action show set in The CW’s DC Television Universe, the network has announced at the Television Critics Association that they have already selected another DC personality to join the world of Arrow and The Flash. Apparently, DC Comics heroine, Mari McCabe, a.k.a. Vixen, will be the first female DC hero to headline her own series in the DC Television Universe, though in a bit of a different manner. Apparently, Vixen will make her mark in the DC Television Universe in an animated show.
Yes, an original animated series set in the same universe as Arrow and The Flash is being prepared for Vixen on CW Seed, a digital platform for original CW programming. Vixen is being prepared to launch on CW Seed this Fall, with some promo art already being revealed that shows the character next to animated incarnations of Stephen Amell’s Green Arrow and Grant Gustin’s Flash. It’s unknown at this time how prominently either character will feature on the show, or whether Amell or Gustin may end up contributing voice work to their respective heroes.
While details are very scant about the project, it has been confirmed that Vixen is not the third live-action series that is being prepped for the DC Television Universe. With that said, the animated series being a springboard for Vixen to appear in the DC Television Universe in live-action is an idea that the network hasn’t ruled out, though obviously, they’re just focusing on the character’s animated series for now.
Vixen, a.k.a. Mari McCabe, is an African heroine, and one of the first prominent superheroes that is both black and female. She was planned to be the first black female superhero to star in her own comic book series, though DC’s implosion in 1978 scuttled these plans, leaving her to debut in “Action Comics #521” in 1981 instead. After her parents are killed, Mari ends up inheriting the mystical Tantu Totem, which allows her to adapt the proportionate physical traits of any animal, such as the strength of a lion, or the speed of a cheetah. She uses these abilities to become a superheroine. She is also famous for being romantically involved with fan-favourite Green Lantern character, John Stewart, an arc that even featured in DC Animated Universe series, Justice League Unlimited.
While details are currently thin on Vixen, we at Eggplante will be keeping a close eye on the development of this new series. On this note, keep tuning in to Eggplante for all news and updates on the DC Television Universe.