A new tomorrow
Sci-fi series Legends Of Tomorrow is upping the hero count in season 2.
The Legends Of Tomorrow are going back in time – that’s Albert Einstein with the grey hair! Season 2 Fridays (from 14 October) Vuzu AMP (*103) 20:30
Suit up, because the motley crew of not-so-super-heroes are blasting back as DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (2015- current) returns for season 2. When we last checked with the timetravelling crew of the Waverider on 27 September 2016, they’d used alien meteors to kill immortal baddie Vandal Savage (Caspar Crump) before he could turn back time to 1700BC and rule the world. With Savage gone, what now?
A lot, as showrunner Phil Klemmer reveals: “Season 2 isn’t just hitting the reset button, it’s modifying the team’s mission.” Phil adds that Martin Stein/ Firestorm (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer/ Atom (Brandon Routh), Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), Jefferson Jackson/ Firestorm (Franz Drameh) and the rest of the team “won’t be saving the world from a singular entity of evil”.
THE NEW GOOD
The iconic Justice Society Of America are here, including the likes of… Rex Tyler/Hourman (Patrick J Adams, Mike Ross on legal drama series Suits, 2011- current). Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (Sarah Grey, Amanda in 2017’s reboot movie Power Rangers). Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel (Nick Zano, Arthur in cancelled sci-fi show Minority Report, 2015).
BEING BAD IS FUN
And to do battle with the good guys, meet the Legion Of Doom… Prof Eobard Thawne/ReverseFlash (Matt Letscher, Reverse-Flash in sci-fi show The Flash, 2014- current). Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer (John Barrowman, who plays the same role in Arrow, 2012- current). Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough, Agent Sean Cahill in legal drama series Suits and Damien Darhk in Arrow).
Green Arrow/Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell in Arrow) and one or two other DC characters will pop up, Phil says. “We’re bringing a writer from Arrow and a writer from Flash to our series to make the stories all gel.”