Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will be introducing DC’s iconic Justice Society of America as we met Patrick J. Adams (Suits) who debuted as Rex Tyler a.k.a. Hourman, in the Season 1 finale when he introduced himself to Rip Hunter and his group. A few weeks before then, we had learned that two new characters were being cast as series regular for Season 2, with one being described as followed:
“Also being cast for Legends Season 2 is the female member of an elite paramilitary team living in the 1940s. An African-American, she is scrutinized in her time for both her gender and race and thus has worked twice as hard to be a perfect soldier. That said, she blames herself for — and aims to avenge — the death of a team member for whom she had repressed feelings.”
We recently learned that Nick Zano has been tapped to bring Citizen Steel to life in Season 2 of the series and we have also known that this new female character is none other than Vixen, but not the one that you would expect.
Due to Megalyn E.K.’s (who plays Mari McCabe, the present Vixen), busy schedule, the show will be bringing in a new Vixen, but from the past, as someone connected to Mari. Now we know who will be the new Vixen as Maise Richardson-Sellers from The Originals has been cast as Mari’s grandmother and the first Vixen. Here’s how Legends of Tomorrow describes this take on Vixen:
“Amaya Jiwe – better known as Vixen – is the newest superhero to board the Waverider and join the ranks of the Legends of Tomorrow. Like her granddaughter, Mari McCabe, Amaya’s powers are derived from the mysterious Tantu Totem, which allows her to magically access the abilities of animals.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 is set to premiere this fall on Thursday, October 13, at 8/7c on The CW.