The CW Picks Up ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’

By May 7, 2015

The characters of DC Comics are growing their representation on TV, and a new series spinning out of two existing hits is on its way this fall.

According to Variety, the CW has picked up a brand new series entitled “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which will take place in the same established universe as CW’s other DC-derived shows, “Arrow” and “The Flash.” “Legends of Tomorrow” will feature a lot of supporting players that have appeared in both shows, as DC time traveler-extraordinaire Rip Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill) will assemble a team of heroes to combat an oncoming threat that will put the planet, and the timestream itself, in major jeopardy.

Returning players are expected to include Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/the Atom, Victor Garber as Professor Stein (mentor to Firestorm), Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/the Canary, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold. Since the series takes place with the element of time travel in play, previously deceased characters or past and future heroes and villains all have the potential to appear.

The formula of the series follows the concept of DC’s long-running comic book series The Brave and the Bold, which featured a rotating cast of sometimes disparate team-ups between characters. “Legends of Tomorrow” is continuing the trend of DC Comics properties becoming more and more prevalent on television, with the aforementioned “Flash” and “Arrow” series returning this fall, along with CW’s other show “iZombie,” Fox’s “Gotham,” and now CBS’ “Supergirl.” Marvel’s presence is growing more steadily as well, with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” likely to be renewed for a third season, along with the order for a spinoff of that series, in addition to their Netflix shows like the already premiered “Daredevil,” and the forthcoming “AKA Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and “The Defenders.”

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.