It’s safe to say that CW Seed’s Vixen animated series was a success because actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voiced the titular character will reprise her role in live-action form on “Arrow” season 5’s 5th episode which should hit TV on February 24, 2016 (via TV Insider).
“We’re not only thrilled to be further expanding our DC television universe by bringing in the live-action incarnation of the CW Seed hit, Vixen, we’re immensely excited that Megalyn will be revisiting her role as Mari McCabe,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim.
Vixen in comcis is Mari Jiwe McCabe from Zambesi Africa who is a trained Psychiatrist, supermodel, and fashion designer with the ability mimic the powers and abilities of the animal kingdom as a member of the superhero team “The Justice League” alongside Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman.
In case you may have missed the CW Seed series:
When Mari McCabe returns to Detroit after searching for information on her birth parents, she ends up in jail for stabbing a potential employer in the hand with a pen. Her foster father Chuck posts her bail, and the two are confronted in an alley by some thugs looking to take Mari’s Tantu Totem, which she inherited from her birth parents at a young age. Mari uses the totem’s powers to defeat the thugs, and the next day, visits Professor Macalister hoping to learn more about the totem and her family. Elsewhere at S.T.A.R. Labs, Cisco Ramon becomes aware of Mari and her powers, and the Flash and the Arrow go to Detroit to investigate. In Detroit, Mari shows Chuck the totem’s powers, when Barry and Oliver show up at their house. Convinced they want to imprison her, she flees, with the two heroes giving chase. Finally getting Mari to stop, the Flash and Arrow try to convince Mari to let them help her. Not trusting them, Mari leaves and returns to Professor Macalister in hopes of getting more answers. Unbeknownst to Mari, Macalister is working for Kuasa, who shows up, looking to retrieve the totem. Unable to remove the totem from her neck, Mari tries to escape and is shot by Kuasa’s men. She wakes up in the abandoned Zambesi Village in Africa, where Kuasa reveals she is her older sister and this is her birthplace, telling her the history of the totem and the village’s destruction. Kuasa reveals she was chosen to protect the totem and attempts to sever the bond it has with Mari. The attempt fails and Mari flees, though she passes out shortly after, allowing Kuasa to claim the totem. After coming to, the animal spirits of the totem confront Mari, telling her she is its true wielder. With their support, Mari returns to the village and defeats Kuasa and her followers, regaining the totem. Back in Detroit, Mari begins fighting crime as the heroine Vixen, finally knowing her purpose in life, with Arrow and Flash promising to offer assistance should she ever ask.
“Arrow” returns Wednesday, January 20 at 8 pm EST on The CW.
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