The CW orders full season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, plus full synopsis
While Marvel owns the big screen, DC is expanding their small screen reach with a fifth series. Joining Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl will next be the Arrow/Flash spin-off DC's Legends of Tomorrow which was just officially picked up for a first season by The CW.
We previously learned that the series would focus on Brandon Routh's Arrow character Ray Palmer along with The Flash villain Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and former Canary Caity Lotz. With the show getting a series order, The CW has released a full synopsis that confirms the inclusion of DC character Rip Hunter.
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”).
The Flash has been one of the more entertaining series to debut this season and, while dipping in quality, Arrow still remains enjoyable as well. Having a third series on The CW increases the cross-over potential for all three shows and creates a DC Television Universe, something Marvel has been toying with but not quite to the same extent.
How the series will fit in with the other shows remains to be seen, but expect more details as they develop. The Flash currently airs on Tuesdays and Arrow on Wednesdays on The CW.