Megalyn Echikunwoke Arrow

TVLine Items: Arrow Adds Real Vixen, Banshee Premiere Delayed and More

Arrow is bringing one of DC Comics’ most animated characters to life.

Megalyn Echikunwoke will appear on the CW drama as the live-action version of Mari McCabe, the protagonist of CW Seed’s cartoon web series Vixen that she also voices.

According to TVInsider, Mari — who has the power to mimic any animal — will make her Arrow debut in Episode 15, tentatively scheduled for Feb. 24.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Originally scheduled for Jan. 29, Banshee‘s fourth and final season premiere will now air April 1, writer Jonathan Tropper announced on Twitter Friday.

* From now until Monday, Jan. 25, the first three episodes of ABC Family’s upcoming drama Recovery Road will be available on Hulu, Video on Demand and the Watch ABC Family app. (The series premiere is also free on iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play.) Based on Blake Nelson’s young adult novel, Recovery Road (premiering Jan. 25) stars Jessica Sula (Skins) as Maddie, a party girl who must choose between going to rehab and getting expelled from school.

* In related news, Shadowhunters fans outside of the U.S. will be able to watch the upcoming Mortal Instruments adaptation via Netflix the day after each episode’s ABC Family/Freeform debut.

* Hell’s Kitchen will return for Season 15 on Friday, Jan. 15, at 9/8c on Fox.

* Season 2 of Disney XD’s The 7D premieres Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 am ET.

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  1. Z says:

    Wonder what the reason for the “Banshee” delay is? I was planning on only keeping cinemax on my package until it aired but maybe now i’ll drop it now and re-add it in april.

  2. simplediscourse says:

    Really unhappy about the Banshee delay.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Happy the actress who voiced Vixen on the animated web series will be on Arrow playing the character again!

  4. wrstlgirl says:

    That’s a hellofva push back for Banshee. Wonder what they have to air in it’s place.

  5. liame says:

    Yay Megalyn! So looking forward to seeing this character.

  6. Karen says:

    Is that Banshee news an early April fool’s joke?

  7. Shana says:

    Aww man, was really looking forward to Banshee being back next month!

  8. Bill says:

    Dam banshee making me wait longer

  9. I can see her being in the grave and her death sparking this epic battle between Darhk (or whoever he’s working for) considering it started with the death of a super powered hero.

  10. Shaun says:

    Gimme back my banshee dammit!

  11. Lori says:

    Look forward to seeing how they show Vixens powers, I’ll keep watching after all.

  12. I figured she’d play Vixen in live action. It’s interesting that they chose to put her in the more grounded Arrow than on the more fantastic Flash.

  13. I’m wondering if its Vixen that’s in the grave now

  14. Phil says:

    I wonder how they’ll reintroduce Vixen in the Arrow and Flash universe. Technically, the events of the animated episode (I refuse to call what they did a series), happened last season or so. I highly doubt most fans know, or even bothered to watch it, so them recognizing her kinda will not make much sense to those fans.

  15. Luis says:

    Had to figure the “Vixen” animated web series was prelude to seeing the real thing live. Can’t wait to see her in action!