CW has officially given an order for Greg Berlanti’s fourth live action superhero series. And it even has a title: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
This marks Berlanti’s third new series to be picked up this year, the other two being Supergirl on CBS and the conspiracy drama Blindspot on NBC. In additon, he’s also still involved in Arrow and The Flash, which will get yet another spinoff in the form of the animated Vixen to run on CW’s online channel, CW Seed.
Here’s the official description from the network:
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″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).
Still no word on which character Caity Lotz will play, although many are speculating it could be White Canary.
And given that Arthur Darvill is playing time traveler Rip Hunter, could the show feature heroes at various points in the DC history? Who’s to say this particular show stays in one specific time? Given Hunter’s mission and its effect not only on the planet, but time itself, perhaps he’s pulling the rest of the team from various points along their respective timelines.
It’ll be interesting to see how they pull that off, since time travel is also part of The Flash right now.