The CW is trying to corner the superhero market, and totally dominate the crossover trend. Already mixing and matching actors between Arrow and its spinoff The Flash, The CW ordered the series for its 2015-16 season, cementing the crossover utopia.
Called Legends Of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter, time traveling extraordinaire, puts together a band of super and not so superheroes (ok – villains), to save the planet in its current existence, its existence through time, and time itself.
The series, set to star Brandon Routh as The Atom (and what a joyful Atom he is!), Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, Victor Garber as half of Firestorm (?), Caity Lotz as… not sure yet, Arthur Darvill will play Rip Hunter, and newcomer Ciarra Renee will pay the role of Hawkgirl.
Arrow and The Flash have delighted us with the crossovers throughout this season, and its become particularly numerous towards the end. Now this show, with characters plucked from the other two shows, will join the melee.
Arrow executive producers and creators, Mark Guggenheim, along with Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg will head the series. They are also on the team developing Supergirl for CBS, also with Sarah Schechter.
The CW’s Description:
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
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″³) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).