CW Seed’s Vixen made a curious gaffe last month, blithely confirming a Season 2 premiere over Twitter, only to walk back the announcement hours later. We may now know why, as Warner Bros. now confirms a separate (albeit close) date for the Season 2 premiere in October, along with new details.

Per TVInsider, the animated Arrow-verse series will return for Season 2 on October 13, same as Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, and one day prior to the date reported over Twitter. Subsequent episodes will debut on Fridays, giving CW DC fans new episodes on each day of the week, along with Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and Legends.

Not only that, but the six-episode Season 2 will pit Megalyn E.K.’s Mari McCabe against “a mysterious foe who has his own magical totem.” Says EP Marc Guggenheim of the new additions:

In keeping with Mari’s journey of acknowledging that there’s a bigger world out there, we wanted to dramatize that by doubling down on the number of characters we reveal in animated form. It’s something that’s really cool and it’s not just a gimmick. It plays directly into Mari’s character journey.

In addition to Grant Gustin and Arrow star Stephen Amell returning, Season 2 of CW Seed’s Vixen will also feature Franz Drameh and Victor Garber’s Firestorm, Emily Bett Rickards’ Felicity Smoak, Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and Katie Cassidy’s Black Canary. The story will be set before the latter character’s Arrow Season 4 demise, though as we learned at Comic-Con, Katie Cassidy will be popping up all over the DC universe regardless.

Also worth noting, but Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will feature Star Wars star Maisie Richardson-Sellers in the regular role of Mari McCabe’s grandmother, ahead of any possible live-action return for Megalyn E.K.

In the meantime, check out the first footage below, and stay tuned for Vixen Season 2 to return on October 13.


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