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Animated “Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons” First Look, Press Details Released

Blue Ribbon Content and CW Seed announced the upcoming Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons animated limited series will debut in Early 2020 on The CW’s streaming service. The mature-rated drama finds Deathstroke, voiced by Michael Chiklis, coming under threat by the villainous H.I.V.E. organization. Continue below for the press release.

PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL CHIKLIS HEADLINES THE VOICE CAST OF
CW SEED’S ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS

First Look At DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Now Available

DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS Set To
Debut On CW SEED First Quarter 2020

CW Seed, The CW’s free, ad-supported digital network, announced today the voice cast of its new animated series, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons. The twelve-episode original series is set to debut in the first quarter of 2020.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons stars Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Gotham) as the titular voice of Slade/Deathstroke, Sasha Alexander (Dawson’s Creek, Rizzoli & Isles) as Addie, Chris Jai Alex (Thundercats Roar) as Jackal and Faye Mata (Lego Friends: Girls On A Mission) as Rose, Griffin Puatu as Jericho, Asher Bishop as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon as Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt as Tiger, Panta Mosleh as Lady Shiva, Imari Williams as President/Hive Pilot, Minae Noji as Secretary of State, Noshir Dalal as Kapoor and Castulo Guerra as General Suarez.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons follows in the tradition of CW Seed’s animated series Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Ten years ago, Slade Wilson—aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke—made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson’s family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.IV.E. Can Deathstroke atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ultimate price?

Written by J.M. DeMatteis (CW Seed’s Constantine: City of Demons) and directed by Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light), Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons is an animated DC series from Blue Ribbon Content and executive produced by Sam Register (DC Super Hero Girls, Mike Tyson Mysteries), Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and Sarah Schechter (Supergirl, Blindspot).

ABOUT CW SEED:
CW Seed offers more than 1,000 hours of free, curated and ad-supported programming with original series such as award-winning I Ship It and Warner Bros. Animation/Blue Ribbon Content’s Constantine: City of Demons, Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray based on the DC characters, as well as beloved series such as J.J. Abrams’ (Westworld) Alcatraz, comedian Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris, Matthew Miller’s (Lethal Weapon) Forever, Martin Gero and Brendan Gall’s (Blindspot) The L.A. Complex, Bryan Fuller’s (Hannibal) Pushing Daises, Kevin Williamson’s (The Vampire Diaries) The Secret Circle and most recently added, the Emmy Award nominated Schitt’s Creek.

CW Seed can be found on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, Chromecast and Android TV, as well as CWSeed.com without logins, subscriptions and authentications. In late fall, CW Seed will launch CW Seed “Live,” an ad-supported 24/7 digital linear channel featuring original content provided by PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly through the PeopleTV property.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons will debut in early 2020 on CW Seed streaming service. Stay tuned for select Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons coverage in the coming months right here at The World’s Finest.

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“Constantine: City Of Demons” Available On CW Seed Starting March 24, 2018

Warner Bros. Television has officially announced the Constantine animated series starring the fan-favorite character will debut March 24, 2018 on streaming service CW Seed. The show will be the subject of a panel at the WonderCon comic convention in Anaheim, California on March 24, with appearances by series star Matt Ryan, writer J.M. DeMatteis and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation exec Peter Girardi. The animated series, called Constantine: City of Demons, will take place in the same universe as the recent Justice League Dark animated feature from the DC Universe Movie line.

Warner Bros. has also provided the official description of the WonderCon panel, which takes place at 10am on March 24:

ConstantineConstantine World Premiere Screening — A WonderCon Anaheim exclusive! Don’t miss the world premiere screening of the first episodes of the animated Constantine series for CW Seed! This new series from Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Animation follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Constantine is executive produced by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Constantine, Krypton), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning), and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning). Join series star Matt Ryan, plus series writer J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark, Batman vs. Robin) and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation’s Peter Girardi for a Q&A session after the screening. The first season of Constantine begins streaming March 24 at http://www.cwseed.com.

While inspired by the depiction of the character appearing in multiple live-action “Arrowverse” series on The CW, Constantine: City of Demons series writer DeMatteis says the series takes place in the same continuity of Justice League Dark.

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“Vixen: The Movie” Coming May 23, 2017 to Blu-ray/DVD, May 8th, 2017 to Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has issued the following press release announcing the home video release of Vixen, the animated CW Seed series, slated to hit physical and digital media come May 2017. Continue below for the artwork and press details.

Follow the Path and Discover the Mystery
Vixen: The Movie
Feature Length Film Combines Acclaimed CW Seed Shorts with New Content for
Seamless Adventure Starring Voices from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash

Unleashing The Power Of The Animal Kingdom
On Digital HD on May 8, 2017
Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 23, 2017

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From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you the animated feature, Vixen: The Movie, on Digital HD on May 8, 2017, and on Blu-ray (including Digital HD copy) and DVD on May 23, 2017. Vixen: The Movie is priced to own at $19.98 SRP for the Blu-rayTM and $18.94 SRP for the DVD.

Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new, never-before-seen content. The special features include a brand new featurette and two Vixen-focused episodes of Justice League Unlimited handpicked by super hero animation icon Bruce Timm.

Produced by Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, Vixen: The Movie features Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI Miami, The 4400, Damien) as the voice of Vixen/Mari McCabe. She is joined by the voices of Stephen Amell (Green Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Katie Cassidy (Black Canary), Victor Garber (Martin Stein) & Franz Drahmeh (Jax) collectively as Firestorm, and Brandon Routh (The Atom), reprising their roles from Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence. But 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 strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

“Vixen: The Movie gives fans the action sequences and the characters that they all fell in love with in Arrow and The Flash,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. We are very excited to release Vixen: The Movie for fans of the hit series and DC collectors, featuring never-before-seen content available exclusively to owners of the Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Vixen: The Movie Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 1-disc Blu-ray will feature the Blu-ray disc and a Digital HD copy of the movie.

Vixen: The Movie 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. Vixen Season 1 debuted on August 25, 2015 on The CW’s online streaming platform, CW Seed. Season 2 debuted on October 13, 2016.

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
· Vixen: Spirit Animal featurette
· Bruce Timm’s Top Picks:
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Hunter’s Moon”
o Episode from Justice League Unlimited, “Grudge Match”

DIGITAL HD
Vixen: The Movie will be available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download the film to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital HD copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Blue Ribbon Content
Formed in 2014, Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) is Warner Bros.’ digital studio. BRC develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. BRC programs include the live-action comedy Now We’re Talking, an UNINTERRUPTED Original Series for go90; the live-action comedies JoJoHead and Beerfest, as well as the animated Vixen plus the upcoming Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine for CW Seed; and the animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles for Machinima. BRC also produces the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality experience with OTOY Inc. for the Mattel View-Master, among others.

Vixen and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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“Constantine” Animated Series To Air 2017-2018 On CW Seed

Announced January 8, 2017 at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, The CW revealed the character John Constantine will return in animated form, headlining a short-form animated series to air on the CW Seed digital outlet.

Constantine The CW and CW Seed’s Constantine animated series, which will air during the 2017-18 TV season, spins out of the short-lived NBC live-action series of the same name. Constantine aired in 2014 on NBC before being cancelled after a single season. Matt Ryan, who starred on the short-lived NBC drama, will return to voice the lead character. Ryan reprised the role of Constantine for an episode of the live-action The CW series Arrow and also voiced the character in the DC Universe Animated Original Movie title Justice League Dark.

The animated series will consist of five or six 10-minute episodes that will premiere on CW Seed, joining short-form animated series’ Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Additionally, the 13 episodes of the live-action Constantine series are currently available for streaming on CW Seed.

Based on the DC character created in 1985, Constantine centers on John Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and suddenly is thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. In the NBC series, he was a British exorcist and occult detective who spends his days hunting supernatural entities.

David Goyer, who worked on the live-action NBC series, will be an executive producer on the animated series, along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who also are executive producers on The CW’s slate of superhero-themed shows, including Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

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“Vixen” Second Season To Debut October 13, 2017 On CW Seed

The second season of CW Seed’s animated series based on the classic DC Comics hero will premiere on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The season, like the previous season, will debut on CW Seed, The CW’s digital outlet service. The CW says Vixen‘s second season will find Vixen (voiced by Megalyn Echikunwoke) – who uses the mystical Tantu totem, a family heirloom, to channel the abilities of the animal kingdom – facing off off against a mysterious foe who has his own magical totem.

Vixen

The second season will also feature appearances characters from The CW’s live-action DC Comics-inspired series Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), Atom (Brandon Routh), Firestorm (Franz Drameh and Victor Garber) and Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) will all lend their voices. Vixen takes place in the same continuity established in the live-action super hero series which currently air on The CW.

Following the second series premiere of Vixen on October 13th, 2017, CW Seed will release new episodes every Friday on the digital outlet. The second season, like the first, will consist of six episodes running four-seven minutes in length. The CW announced the second season of Vixen back in January 2016.

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