I have no idea how to gage the success of the ‘Vixen’ animated series that ran on The CW online network Seed. But it was successful enough that Megalyn Echikunwoke, who voiced the title hero, a.k.a. Mari McCabe, will be appearing in the flesh as Vixen on ‘Arrow’ later this season. And while appearing at the TCA press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced that there would. in fact, be a second season on the ‘Vixen’ animated series, with Megalyn E.K. (as she is now going by) as the voice of the lead hero, the mystical third of the trifecta that includes Green Arrow as the grounded reality and The Flash as the sci fi branch.
According to Pedowitz, Seed has always been seen as an incubator that could possibly lead to greater televised additions to the network’s lineup. Rachel Bloom won the Golden Globe award for female talent for The CW’s low-rated comedy ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ after honing her talents on Seed.
Pedowitz pointed out:
“Hopefully, that character could actually spin itself out, if not, maybe join as one of the Legends [of Tomorrow]… At this moment last year, Legends didn’t really exist. So time will take its toll.”
This hints strongly at the possibility that Vixen could at some point headline her own show. Also, as per previous reports, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ is an expensive endeavor for The CW, so future spinoffs are very likely to be scaled back just a bit.
‘Vixen’ follows the title hero who can channel the powers of any animal through her Tantu Totem amulet.
Vixen was previously featured as a member of the animated ‘Justice League Unlimited’ and appeared on ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’. The character was created to star in her own comic book– the first for an African American female– but the book was cancelled before publication as part of the line-wide “DC Implosion” of the late 1970s. Instead, she was utilized as a supporting character in the ‘Superman’ comics of the time, before joining the Justice League proper and going on to a larger role in the DC comic book universe.
Would you be interested in seeing Vixen in her own live action TV show?