leg­ends of tomorrow

Team play­ers! DC’s small screen uni­verse ex­plodes…

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Af­ter over­see­ing Ar­row, ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Marc Guggen­heim is now re­spon­si­ble for the most am­bi­tious su­per­hero TV project yet: Leg­ends Of Tomorrow. Fea­tur­ing an en­tire team of he­roes and vil­lains, the show pro­vides lim­it­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­plore the DC Uni­verse.

“What’s fun about the con­cept,” Guggen­heim tells SFX, “is be­cause it’s a team con­cept we can ro­tate peo­ple in and out de­pend­ing upon what the ac­tors want to do and what our sto­ry­telling needs are. It’s not go­ing to be an an­thol­ogy like Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story. But it’s go­ing to have dif­fer­ent ideas. Time travel is the idea be­hind sea­son one. The next arc will have its own big idea be­hind it.”

At the cen­tre of sea­son one’s time travel is the man who brings the team to­gether, Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill, no stranger to the sub­ject mat­ter given his stint in Doc­tor Who. Will Leg­ends of­fer in-jokes for Who­vians?

“We’re look­ing for the right in-joke,” laughs Guggen­heim. “But it’s Arthur Darvill in a time travel show – it’s low-hang­ing fruit. We didn’t want him to be Rory and we didn’t want him to be the Doc­tor. We wanted him to craft his own char­ac­ter, and he really has.” Joseph McCabe

All sorts of dif­fer­ently worded in­vites must have gone out.

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