The CW Seed series Vixen is officially joining its Arrowverse family on television screens - for one night only.
A two-hour compilation of the animated series - dubbed Vixen: The Movie - is set to air on The CW this Wednesday, August 30th. The broadcast will consist of all twelve episodes of the animated series, and the commercial breaks will include vignettes of information about the coming Arrowverse season.
You can check out the promo for the event below.
Vixen follows Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke), who fights crime with animal-inspired powers bestowed to her by a magical totem. The series includes a wide range of cameos from established Arrowverse characters, including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin), Laurel Lance/Black Canary (Katie Cassidy), and Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh).
While this is the first time the series will be seen on television, its effects have been felt throughout the Arrowverse. Mari made her live-action debut in the Arrow season four episode 'Taken', where she helped Oliver, Laurel, and the rest of Team Arrow rescue Oliver's son. Vixen then became a full-time member of the Arrowverse, with Mari's grandmother, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) joining the roster of Legends of Tomorrow.
Legends is set to get another Vixen influence next season, in the form of Mari's villainous sister Kuasa (Tracy Ifeachor). Kuasa played a significant role in Vixen's second season, one that is set to be addressed in Legends. With all of that in mind, Arrowverse fans would be remissed to not check out the Vixen: The Movie broadcast.
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.