During the CW presentation at the Television Critic’s Associaion, it was announced that Vixen is getting her own series set in the Arrow/Flash universe.
Before you jump up and down cheering about the news, there is a bit of a catch. First, Vixen is an animated series, which isn’t such a bad thing, as it allows creators to do a lot more with Vixen’s animal totem powers without the show devolving into a modern take on Manimal.
The part that seems like a bit of a downer is while the series will be set in the Arrow/Flash universe, and the characters from the television shows will appear in the Vixen, the animated series will run on CW Seed. What’s CW Seed? It’s the network’s online presence that the network plans on kicking off this fall.
With the success of The Legend of Korra, this isn’t a death sentence for the character and the show, but it does feel a little bit like a setback for female lead series. One thing that could change that view would be if CW runs bits and pieces from the series during the Arrow and Flash commercial breaks similar to the short subjects Cartoon Network does on DC Nation.