Easily one of the biggest bombshells from yesterday’s CW TCA press day was the reveal of an animated series featuring the superhero Vixen, one that would tie into Arrow and Flash.
Now, we have a few more details on this series, including its length, and what lovely fan wanted moments will be in the series.
Marc Guggenheim, Executive Producer of Arrow, and also lead on Vixen, noted how Vixen will be a “six part origin story”, and how talked about just how connected it is to the other series:
It’s a six-part origin story, but characters from “Flash” and “Arrow” are prominently involved. It’s in the continuity and the world. There’s actually a question I’ve been getting on Twitter a lot, “Is Oliver going to find out that Felicity kissed Barry?” That’s actually going to happen in the “Vixen” cartoon. Part of the fun is that close cohesion.”
Guggenheim also notes how the use of animation will allow them to do things they can’t necessarily do in live-action:
“One of the things we can do in animation is really push the envelope in a way that we can’t on either of the two shows. So there’s a much larger production value. We’re taking advantage of the animated form. That’s the other reason to do it.”
And of course, should this animated series be a hit…could we get a live-action Vixen series?
“We always say “never say never,” and if the character resonates with people, that would be wonderful. I would love to be in a position where CW said to us, “Hey, we want a ‘Vixen’ live-action show.” That’d be wonderful.”