On January 11, 2015, The CW announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that a new animated webseries based on the DC Comics character Vixen is headed to CW Seed – The CW’s digital-only studio. From Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim, Vixen will debut come Fall 2015. The series, the potential first season of an ongoing series, will consist of six episodes running between four – seven minutes.
The CW describes Vixen as:
Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s (voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke) parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals—anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from the threats like those that claimed her family.
Vixen is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and is based on DC characters. Executive producers are Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). James Tucker (DC Universe Original Movies, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the producer; Tucker and Curt Geda (Beware the Batman, Batman Beyond) are the directors. It was written by Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Keto Shimizu (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Brian Ford Sullivan (Arrow), Lauren Certo (The Flash), Nolan Dunbar (Arrow), Sarah Tarkoff (Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim, with Guggenheim and Shimizu serving as story editors.
The character of Vixen will also play a role in the DC Comics’ live-action super hero shows which currently air on The CW, though specific episode details are currently not known. The CW is expected to release more details on the series in the coming months leading up to the Fall 2015 debut of Vixen on the CW seed digital service.