If you're a fan of the CW series Arrow and/or The Flash, you'd better get ready to add another DC Comics television series to your viewing schedule.
The Hollywood Reporter has word that the upcoming spinoff from both shows, now titled DC's Legends of Tomorrow, has received a series order from The CW. The official synopsis/logline for Legends of Tomorrow was provided as well...
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?
At the moment, the cast for DC's Legends of Tomorrow includes...
- Brandon Routh as The Atom/Ray Palmer
- Caity Lotz as Sara Lance
- Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter
- Ciara Renée as Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders
- Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein (one half of Firestorm)
- Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold/Leonard Snart
- Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave/Mick Rory
- Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete whose pro career was derailed by an injury and now works as an auto mechanic
According to the article, the series was ordered "sight unseen" and has yet to film a pilot, but The CW is expected to debut a special trailer shot specifically for the upfronts.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be the fourth DC Comics series on The CW, including iZombie, which was recently picked up for a second season. The drama is executive produced by Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim and comes from Bonanza Productions, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. In addition, Berlanti and Kreisberg have received a series order for CBS' DC Comics drama Supergirl.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is currently expected to premiere on The CW sometime in January 2016.