Following the massive success of Arrow, which in turn gave birth to The Flash, the DC Universe on TV is once more expanding, with the upcoming DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The new series follows time-traveller Rip Hunter as he forms a team of heroes and villains to fight for the world, and for time itself against the immortal Vandal Savage. It stars Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/The Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (both are originally from Arrow), Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as Captain Cold and Heatwave, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein (all orignally from The Flash), Ciara Renee as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.
In their recent interview with TVLine, the entire cast and Executive Producer Phil Klemmer discussed the characters and the show’s future.
“I only just, you know, fully realized my character’s potential in getting smaller,” sadi Brandon Routh. “So I’m excited about seeing where that goes.”
Since the premise of the show includes the element of time and time travel, will there be a lot of time travelling adventures duing the entire series? “Some,” remarked Victor Garber.
“I don’t know if we will always be moving to a new time,” explained EP Klemmer. “I think part of the fun is living in these worlds and when we do travel to these periods of time, even though we have one ber-missionto stop this future Hitler-character Vandal Savagewhen we try to go back and fix things, we’ll often screw things up. So I think a lot of our missions will be correcting the mistakes that we start in one episode. We might have mini-arcs that last three of four episodes before we shift into time, a new time and place.”
Klemmer also teased about possible crossover episodes on both Arrow and The Flash, saying that their new show would actually be launched for two hours in two different shows, followed by their own pilot episode.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on The CW on 2016.