Legends Of Tomorrow Preview/Synopsis – S01E01 – “Pilot: Part 1”


It’s finally happening!  The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be premiering tomorrow night on The CW at 8:00PM EST.  Call it what you want — Baby Justice League, Justice League Lite … you get the idea.  A team-up of heroes, villains, and antiheroes traveling through time and allied with one common goal: stop Vandal Savage from destroying the world.

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Ever since its announcement back in January 2015, fans have been clamoring for every bit of information about the new series.  This team-up of characters didn’t happen overnight though.  The successful crossovers between Arrow and The Flash served as proving grounds that audiences were ready for an ensemble cast of characters.  Because of that, The CW and Arrow / The Flash / Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti knew it was the right time for Legends of Tomorrow.

Many of the characters in this new series have already been introduced in Arrow and The Flash: Ray Palmer / The Atom, Sara Lance / White Canary, Professor Martin Stein / Firestorm, Jefferson “Jax” Jackson / Firestorm, Leonard Snart / Captain Cold, Mick Rory / Heat Wave, Kendra Saunders / Chay-Ara / Hawkgirl, Carter Hall / Khufu / Hawkman, and Vandal Savage.  The new kid on the block will be time-traveler Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will have a first season run of 16 episodes.  It’s unknown if the network has plans for a second.  Recent news have pointed out that the expensive nature of the show will certainly be a deciding factor.  But with initial positive reviews for the pilot, The CW may just want to ride the budget to see if it will pay off in a couple of seasons.  Here’s the official synopsis for “Pilot: Part 1”:

"In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him. Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman. Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg."

And, of course, the latest promo for the series:

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Enjoy this week’s premiere episode, and check back with us on Friday morning for our full recap and review.

The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00PM EST.