Arrow/Flash Spinoff, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Ordered To Series By The CW


It’s a good day for anyone wishing for more super hero shows on TV next fall, especially if you enjoy the work of producer Greg Berlanti. First came word that CBS has given the green light to a season of Supergirl, and now The CW is following suit with a series order for his spinoff from Arrow and The Flash.

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Entitled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the series will star Brandon Routh as the Atom, moving over from Arrow, along with an eclectic cast of heroes and villains we’ve seen before. Joining them will be some new faces, one of whom is apparently central to the show’s main premise.

I’m talking about Rip Hunter, the time-traveling hero played by Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill. Since journeying to other times has already been established as a viable thing in The Flash, it only makes sense that Berlanti and fellow executive producers Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter would double down on that concept for Legends of Tomorrow.

Happily, the summary for the series contains hints to the big questions we’ve had since the cast started taking shape. Namely, why would some of the Flash’s Rogues be regulars, and how the heck could Caity Lotz, whose Sara Lance is dead on Arrow, be involved?

"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?"

So just convince Captain Cold and Heat Wave that there’s a bigger threat and grab the Canary from a time before she was killed and you’re gold, apparently.

While I was hoping for some reference to Justice Society in the new series, I think Legends of Tomorrow will grow on me. The really interesting part is that it sounds like the show has a chance to make The CW’s fall lineup instead of showing up in the winter as originally assumed, so super heroes could be dominating the prime time lineup later this year.

And really, is that such a bad thing?

(via TVLine)

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