(KBCWtv) – The lead character on Vixen, the hit animated series on CW Seed will make the leap into live action on an upcoming episode of Arrow. It was announced a month ago that the voice actress to Vixen, Megalyn Echikunwoke will also play the live action character. The CW & DC Entertainment has revealed the first look of Echikunwoke as Vixen.

cwvixenlive01 Vixen Comes To Life Through Megalyn EchikunwokeMegalyn Echikunwoke as "Vixen" (credit: The CW)

“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,” – Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer

About Vixen: Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s 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 threats like those that claimed her family.


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