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Well, that was inevitable, wasn’t it? The CW officially announced today that it would be ordering the much anticipated Flash/Arrow spin-off to series. The show, entitled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will star a mix of new and returning actors from the other DC shows currently airing on the network.
While it hasn’t been announced exactly what the series will entail, the network did release the following blurb: “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?”
Hunter will be portrayed by Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who and Broadchurch), while Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein), Dominic Purcell (Heat Wave), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/ATOM), and Caity Lotz (formerly the Canary) reprising their roles. Much has been made of Lotz’s involvement, seeing as Sara Lance was killed early this season on Arrow, but with time travel and the Lazarus Pit in the mix, it remains entirely possible that Sara Lance’s Canary will be returning to the screen.
Joining the established characters will be Ciara Renée (portraying Hawkgirl) and Franz Drameh, who will portray Jay Jackson, an auto mechanic who will form a connection with STAR Labs. The series will be produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechter, and Marc Guggenheim, the same team behind both Arrow and Flash. It is expected to premiere next season on the CW.