The news that the CW was planning on adding another DC Comics-based showed to its growing pantheon of superhero series hardly came as a surprise, but what was surprising was the scope of this next project. Taking characters from both The Flash and Arrow, as well as DC characters never before portrayed in live-action, and putting them all under one roof, that was true ambition. We’ve been chasing rumors about this show since January, but now there’s confirmation that Legends of Tomorrow will be joining its mates on the CW this coming TV season. And on top of that, one of said Legends will be appearing in season finale of The Flash.
First things first, Deadline announced last night that Legends of Tomorrow was one of three new series being picked up by the CW for the 2015/16 TV season. The CW’s kind of got a traffic jam coming in terms of scheduling, having so far renewed all their shows with the exception of The Messenger, for which no decision’s been made yet, and Hart of Dixie, which was just cancelled.
Here’s how the CW press release describes Legends of Tomorrow, and it actually sounds pretty interesting while departing from the formula of both Flash and Arrow.
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).
I wonder if the immortal threat is Vandal Savage? Also, note how we still don’t know who Caity Lotz is playing, but I wonder if given the fact that time travel is an element of the show if that’s going to be the key to Sara Lance’s resurrection. We’ll keep the speculation going, I guess.
One thing we don’t have to speculate on though is when we’ll get our first look at Hawkgirl played by Ciara Renee, or, it seems, some of the other future Legends of Tomorrow. Renee revealed the news herself on Twitter (via ComicBook.com)
ALSO! Be sure to catch me and some of my castmates on the season finale of @CW_TheFlash 😁😁😁😁⚡️🐥
— Ciara Renée (@CiaraRenee8) May 7, 2015
As if you needed another reason to tune into The Flash finale, right? There are no Sheldon Coopers here! (To understand that reference watch last night’s Big Bang Theory.)
Arrow‘s season finale will air this coming Wednesday, May 13, at 8 pm EST on the CW. The Flash season finale will roll out a week from Tuesday, May 19, at 8 pm EST, also on the CW.