Maisie Richardson-Sellers (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) will play Amaya Jiwe, the grandmother of Megalyn Echikunwoke’s Mari McCabe, on the second season of the time-traveling superhero series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” for The CW.
Echikunwoke played McCabe, aka. Vixen, in “Arrow” last season. It appears Jiwe’s chracter will have the same animal powers and will also fight for good under the Vixen name.
The closing minutes of the DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” season one finale setup next year with the appearance of Rex Tyler (the superhero Hourman), a member of the Justice Society of America, who was sent back in time by Dominic Purcell’s Heat Wave.
Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Chris Fedak and Sarah Schechter will executive produce.