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DC’s African Superhero Vixen Lands Solo Animated Series on CW Seed after ‘The Flash’ Success
DC’s comic book character “Vixen,” lands her own animated series on CW’s online component CW Seed. Read on for more details on this story.
According to Comicbook.com, Arrow’s Marc Guggenheim will bring the new series, which will debut in CW Seed by fall. The animated series will also be set in the same universe as CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash.”
The series will follow an African descent named Mari Jiwe McCabe. She was empowered by a mystical Tantu totem giving her the ability to directly tap into “The Red.” It is the Earth’s morphogenetic field, which bestowed her unique abilities from any animal species across the planet. Vixen was intended to be the first African female DC superhero to star in her own series. Unfortunately, the first issue of her series was canceled in the DC Implosion in 1978. Since her debut in Action Comics, she has primarily appeared in team books, most notably various incarnations of the “Justice League” and “Suicide Squad.”
Moreover, with the “Arrow” spin-off, The Flash’s success last year, CW has decided to renew the series for a 2nd season, while its parent show, the “Arrow” has been renewed for a fourth season. Other CW shows who are confirmed for new seasons as of today include “Jane the Virgin” renewed for 2nd season; “The Originals” renewed for 3rd season; “Reign” renewed for 3rd season; “The 100” renewed for 3rd season; “The Vampire Diaries” renewed for 7th season; and “Supernatural” renewed for 11th season.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience, by picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups” said CW president Mark.
Other CW shows that will premiere in the midseason include “iZombie” and “The Messengers” while other DC comics titled shows that will premiere in the near future include CBS’ “Supergirl” and SyFy’s “Booster Gold.”
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