KSite TV revealed that Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim will be overseeing the project, with the series set to debut in the Fall.
In the DC Comics, Vixen debuted in 1981 and is the alter-ego of Mari Jiwe McCabe. Vixen has a "mystical Tantu totem that gives her the abilities of one animal at a time."
The character is described as follows:
"Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inhereting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals -- anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from the threats like those that claimed her family."
Update: Vixen will launch on the CW's digital offshoot Seed in the Fall.