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With time-hopping bad guy Vandal Savage now out of action, the Legends of Tomorrow have new issues on their to-do lists – like vintage superhero outfit the Justice Society of America, and the DC TV universe incarnation of bad-guy team-up the Legion of Doom. “It’s a very different kind of dynamic than we had with Vandal, where it was this one guy existing throughout time,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells Red Alert. “It frees us up in a really terrific way. This show lives not in the ‘light’ the way Flash does, but in the fun and the humour of this crazy group of people. It’s sort of like ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy: The TV Show’ – with time travel.”
With Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold having died and subsequently signed up with the aforementioned Legion (alongside Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darkh and Reverse-Flash), new seats have opened up on the Waverider.
“Nick Zano plays Nathan Heywood,” explains Guggenheim. “He’s a historian, so someone really perfect for a time-travel show, because he knows all the ins and outs of history – even things that a lot of historians don’t know. We sort of say he’s like a time detective. His job is to make deductions and figure things out about time that other people haven’t realised.
“Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays Amaya, the great-grandmother of Vixen from Arrow,” he adds. “She’s a former member of the Justice Society of America, so she’s coming off a team that does everything right, and with a 1940s sensibility. So she looks at Sara like, ‘Wow, you’re open and out there as a bisexual?’ She looks at Mick Rory and goes, ‘What’s an arsonist doing on this team of superheroes? That’s not right!’”
Legends Of Tomorrow returns to US screens on 13 October. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK.
Sara’s outfit is never going to survive all that mud.