Watch This. New Trailer For Upcoming CW Animated Series ‘Vixen.’


The CW recently premiered the first trailer for upcoming animated series “Vixen,” over the weekend, during Comic-con.

Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke voices the lead character, Mari Jiwe McCabe, aka Vixen. McCabe is an orphan who hails from the fictional African nation of Zambesi, M’Changa province. She moves to America to live in New York City, where she works as a model during the day. Part of her powers involve the use of a totem created by Anansi the Spider at the behest of Tantu, an ancient African warrior.

Vixen was originally supposed to debut as the star of her own DC Comics series in 1978, making her the publisher’s first African heroine. Plans for the series were scrapped after a series of cutbacks, so instead the character appeared in team comics most notably Justice League and Suicide Squad.

“Vixen” premieres on CW Seed on August 25.