Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow Information

DC's Legends of Tomorrow, or simply Legends of Tomorrow, is an American action-adventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Phil Klemmer, who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak; Klemmer serves as showrunner. The series airs on The CW and premiered on January 21, 2016. The show is a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed the series for a second season.


Time Master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains in an attempt to prevent Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself.

Cast and characters


A nuclear physicist focused on transmutation who is also half of the character Firestorm with Jefferson Jackson; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Stein is also Ray Palmer's former college professor. Graeme McComb portrays a young Stein in 1975. The character was first introduced in The Flash.
A scientist, inventor, businessman and CEO of Palmer Technologies who developed a power-suit that is now capable of shrinking; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The character was first introduced in Arrow.
  • Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter:
A roguish time traveler who hides the strains of being responsible for history itself behind a faade of charm and wit; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. He and Vandal Savage are archenemies throughout the timeline. Aiden Longworth portrays a young Rip Hunter.
  • Caity Lotz as Sara Lance / White Canary
Initially known as the vigilante the "Canary" in Arrow season two, she was later killed in season three. She now takes on the alias of White Canary after being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit in the fourth season of Arrow. The character is partially based on the DC Comics character Black Canary. The character was first introduced in Arrow.
  • Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson / Firestorm:
A former high school athlete whose pro career was derailed by an injury who now works as an auto mechanic. He serves as the other half of the character Firestorm with Martin Stein. The producers decided to create Jax as the other half of Firestorm to have him be someone in his early 20s and different from Ronnie's Firestorm, bringing comedy and camaraderie with Stein. The character was first introduced in The Flash.
  • Ciara Rene as Chay-Ara / Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl:
A young woman who is just beginning to learn that she has been repeatedly reincarnated over the centuries. When provoked, her ancient warrior persona manifests itself along with wings that grow out of her back; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The character was first introduced in The Flash. Anna Deavere Smith portrays an older Kendra in 1871, known as Cinnamon.
  • Falk Hentschel as Khufu / Carter Hall / Hawkman:
The latest reincarnation of an Egyptian prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate Kendra, with powers similar to hers; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The character was first introduced in The Flash. Hentschel received guest credit in his subsequent appearances in season one after the character's death in "Pilot, Part 2".
  • Amy Pemberton as Gideon:
The artificial intelligence of the Waverider. An alternate version of Gideon was first introduced in The Flash.
  • Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory / Heat Wave / Chronos:
An arsonist, career criminal and accomplice of Leonard Snart who, in contrast to his partner, uses a heat gun capable of burning almost anything; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. After being deserted in the past by Snart, he is recruited by the Time Masters and becomes the bounty hunter Chronos, who hunts the team. Mitchell Kummen portrays a young Rory. The character was first introduced in The Flash.
The son of a corrupt police officer who turns to the quick and easy life of crime, and uses a cryonic gun to freeze objects and people on contact; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The character was first introduced in The Flash.


  • Casper Crump as Hath-Set / Vandal Savage:
A 4,000-year-old immortal who has manipulated leaders throughout history in an attempt to gain dominion over the entire world; based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Savage hunts the various incarnations of Hawkman and Hawkgirl to prolong his life, and is archenemies with time traveler Rip Hunter throughout the timeline. In Rip Hunter's timeframe, Savage's future self murders Hunter's wife and son, in which Savage knew and seeks to fulfill it to torment his nemesis. The character was first introduced in The Flash.


A former billionaire playboy and mayoral candidate of Star City who operates as the vigilante "Green Arrow" in 2016. Amell also appears as the potential 2046 version of the character, and stars as the character on Arrow.
  • Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance / Black Canary: An attorney-turned-vigilante and the older sister of Sara. Cassidy stars as the character on Arrow.
  • Peter Francis James as Dr. Aldus Boardman:
A Classics professor at St. Roch University, who is an expert on the story of Chay-Ara / Hawkgirl, Prince Khufu / Hawkman, and Vandal Savage. He is also a son of Hawkman and Hawkgirl in one of their incarnations.
  • Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk: A member of the League of Assassins in 1975. McDonough appears as the character in 2016 on Arrow as the leader of the clandestine group, H.I.V.E.
  • Jason Beaudoin as Lewis Snart: A former police officer, career criminal and the estranged abusive father of Leonard Snart / Captain Cold. An older version of the character previously appeared on The Flash.
  • Stephanie Corneliussen as Valentina Vostok: An exceptional and vivacious Soviet physicist, who plays a crucial role in determining the fate of the Cold War.
  • Martin Donovan as Zaman Druce: A Time Master who is Rip Hunter's mentor.
  • Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon: A member of the Flash's S.T.A.R. Labs team that gets "vibes" of certain people through the multiverse. Valdes stars as the character on The Flash.
  • Joseph David-Jones as Connor Hawke / Green Arrow: Born John Diggle, Jr., Connor takes up the Green Arrow mantle in the potential Star City of 2046 after the supposed death of Oliver Queen.
  • Jamie Andrew Cutler as Grant Wilson / Deathstroke: The son of Slade Wilson / Deathstroke, who rules the potential Star City of 2046 after forming an uprising to take control of the city.
  • Ali Liebert as Lindsay Carlisle: A potential love interest for Sara Lance in the 1950s.
  • Melissa Roxburgh as Betty Seaver: A love interest for Jefferson Jackson in the 1950s.
  • Matthew Nable as Ra's al Ghul: The former leader of the League of Assassins and long-time nemesis of Damien Darhk and the H.I.V.E. organization. Nable appears as the character on Arrow.
  • Milli Wilkinson as Talia al Ghul: The daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
  • Jewel Staite as Rachel Turner: A tech genius and roboticist in the future. She is the great-great-great-great granddaughter of Ray Palmer's brother.
  • Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex: A former Confederate soldier and morally ambiguous gunslinger in the Old West with knowledge of time travel.
  • Faye Kingslee as The Pilgrim: An assassin for the Time Masters who hunts the team by targeting their younger selves in the timeline.
  • Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance: A Starling City police officer in 2007 and father of Sara and Laurel. Blackthorne stars as the character on Arrow.
  • Celia Imrie as Mary Xavier: The adoptive mother of Rip Hunter, who raises orphaned children to become Time Masters.
  • Jessica Sipos as Cassandra Savage: The daughter of Vandal Savage.
  • Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / Flash: A crime scene investigator who was gifted with the ability to move at superhuman speed after an accident. Gustin stars as the character on The Flash.
  • Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak: An I.T. expert, and former love interest of Ray Palmer. Rickards stars as the character on Arrow.
  • Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul: The daughter of Ra's al Ghul and former love interest of Sara Lance. Law appears as the character on Arrow.
Patrick J. Adams was cast as an unnamed character, scheduled to first appear in the first season finale, "Legendary", and again in the first episode of season two.


| ProdCode = 4X6351 | Viewers = 3.21 | ShortSummary = In the year 2166, Vandal Savage has successfully conquered the entire planet. In an effort to save humanity, time-traveler Rip Hunter travels back to the year 2016 to assemble a group of superheroes and supervillains to team-up and stop Savage's rise to power: Ray Palmer, Sara Lance, Jefferson "Jax" Jackson and Dr. Martin Stein, Mick Rory, Leonard Snart, Carter Hall, and Kendra Saunders. With the team assembled, Hunter takes them to 1975 to talk to Professor Boardman, a leading expert on Vandal Savage, to get assistance in locating Savage. While providing information on Savage, Boardman also reveals that he is the son of Kendra and Carter from one of their past lives. Meanwhile, a time-traveling bounty hunter named Chronos attacks Hunter's ship, the Waverider. The team is able to regroup and escape, but not before Professor Boardman is wounded and dies. The attack forces Hunter to reveal that Chronos is after him for stealing the time-ship and going on the mission against the wishes of the Time Council and that part of his quest is based on his desire for revenge on Savage for murdering his wife and child in his time and seeks to avert the event. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6352 | Viewers = 2.89 | ShortSummary = Still in 1975, the team infiltrates a weapons auction, believing that Savage will be selling the nuclear warhead seen at the end of the previous episode. Savage becomes aware of their presence and orders that the team be killed. They all escape, but not before a piece of Ray's suit is left behind. Angry at the recklessness, Hunter points out what happens and how the technology of Ray's suit will be used to create super weapons that lead to the destruction of Central City in 2016. The team splits up, with Professor Stein, Jax, and Sara retrieving the missing piece of Ray's suit while Ray, Leonard, and Mick go in search of the dagger that killed Kendra and Carter in their first life. The dagger turns out to be in the home of Savage, who imprisons the men and forces them to call the rest of the team. Kendra and Carter go after Savage while the rest take on Savage's men. During the fight, Savage kills Carter with the dagger, revealing that only Kendra can wield it to kill him. Kendra is injured and the team is forced to retreat and plan a new strategy. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6353 | Viewers = 2.32 | ShortSummary = While still in 1975 due to the fact that Kendra's injury from being stabbed prevents them from attempting to head to another time, Sara convinces Rip that another way to stop Vandal Savage would be to take away his financial resources. Rip locates the bank where Savage keeps his money and he and Sara go there to steal the funds. They realize that Savage's men are guarding the bank, so they take one captive to obtain information on Savage. They learn that Savage is using Carter's blood to give his own men longer lives. Rip and his team engage Savage and reclaim Carter's body, but Rip inadvertently gives Savage the information he will eventually use to kill Rip's wife and son in 2166. Meanwhile, Kendra's condition worsens, requiring Ray to shrink down and enter her bloodstream to stop pieces of the dagger that stabbed her from reaching her heart. Snart attempts to change his own family's fate by preventing his father from entering prison, but his efforts ultimately change nothing. Rip charts a course for 1986 so that the team can intercept Savage again. | LineColor = 0E3748 }} </ref>}} | ProdCode = 4X6354 | Viewers = 2.39 | ShortSummary = The team arrives in Washington, D.C. in 1986 to find a document that will lead them to Savage. The team infiltrates the Pentagon and retrieves a government file that points them toward scientist Valentina Vostok in the Soviet Union. Chronos tracks the team and Rip is forced to use Russian fighter jets to assist in taking down Chronos. While Ray and Snart go after Vostok, Rip tracks a time anomaly outside of Moscow. Rip finds his mentor, Zaman Druce, who offers to pardon Rip and return his new team to their time if Rip voluntarily surrenders. The pardon is a trick and Zaman attempts to kill Rip. With help from the team, Rip survives, but Chronos and Zaman escape. Back on the ship, Rip has Sara and Kendra work together to tame the feral nature that resides in each of them. Dr. Stein infiltrates a research lab and discovers Savage is trying to build an army with the same abilities as Firestorm. Dr. Stein absorbs the energy in Savage's thermal core, but he, Ray, and Mick are captured by the Soviets. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6355 | Viewers = 2.25 | ShortSummary = Valentina attempts to trick Dr. Stein into revealing the Firestorm formula, but he refuses. The team brokers a deal with the Bratva to get into the gulag where Ray, Mick, and Stein are being held prisoner. Before they leave, Rip pulls Sara aside and tasks her with killing Stein, should they fail to rescue him, in order to prevent a potential future where an army of Firestorms have destroyed the world. Savage has Ray and Mick tortured in front of Stein to force him to talk. Obtaining the formula, Valentina discovers that Stein is the other half of Firestorm. The team arrives at the gulag just as Valentina enters a reactor to start absorbing energy from a new thermal core. Snart rescues Mick and Ray, but Valentina merges with Stein to create a Soviet Firestorm. Jefferson is able to reach Stein's consciousness and force the two to separate. Without Stein or a quantum splicer, Valentina cannot control the nuclear reaction inside of her and ultimately is destroyed. As the team moves into the time stream, they are attacked by Chronos, who forces them to crash land in Star City of 2046. Here, they are confronted by a green-hooded archer. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6356 | Viewers = 2.47 | ShortSummary = The green-hooded archer turns out not to be Oliver Queen and attacks the team. They retreat back to the Waverider to make repairs and leave 2046. Rip, Sara, Snart, and Mick head to Smoak Industries to find an essential part needed to repair the ship. The team comes across a fight in the city between a new gang and the Green Arrow. Sara follows the vigilante, who turns out to be John Diggle, Jr. under the alias of Connor Hawke. Connor reveals that Oliver is believed to be dead since vanishing 15 years prior when the son of Slade Wilson, Grant Wilson, arrived in Star City with an army and took over. While searching through Green Arrow's old hideout, Sara and Rip find Oliver, still alive and missing an arm. Oliver directs them to where they can find what they need, but he refuses to help in the struggle. In a fight with Wilson's men, Connor is taken prisoner. Sara goes to Oliver and convinces him to resume the Green Arrow mantle. Sara and Oliver then stop Wilson from executing Connor. With the rest of Rip's team as backup, Oliver is able to defeat Wilson for good. With the ship repaired, the team re-enters the time stream. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6357 | Viewers = 2.28 | ShortSummary = Vandal Savage's trail goes cold and Rip is unable to track it without an upgrade to Gideon's software. The team receives a distress call from another time ship, the Akeron, so Rip decides to chart a course for the disabled ship to steal their current A.I. software. Rip, Dr. Stein, Jefferson, and Mick board the Akeron. Everyone but Stein is captured by time pirates who want the Waverider. The pirate captain attempts to board the Waverider, but Rip initiates protocols on the Waverider to protect it. As such, the pirates fire on the Waverider, damaging the hull. Sara and Snart attempt to fix the hull, but get locked in the room out from which the air is slowly leaking. As Stein rescues the others, Ray flies into space to repair the hull from the outside. Meanwhile, Mick betrays the team and leads the pirates to the Waverider. Rip and the others retake the Akeron while Sara and Snart stop Mick and the pirates on the Waverider. The Akerons captain thanks Rip by providing the needed upgrade for Gideon and a tip on Savage's most likely location. Snart promises to take care of Mick, so that he does not betray the team again, and apparently kills Mick at an unknown place and time. Rip also recalls memories of his wife giving up being a Time Master so that they could have a relationship. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6358 | Viewers = 2.01 | ShortSummary = Rip and the team arrive in 1958 Oregon to investigate a series of murders seemingly tied to Savage. Infiltrating a mental institution, Sara discovers that Savage is a doctor there under the name Curtis Knox. Ray and Kendra pose as a married couple to investigate in the suburbs, but discover that Savage lives there as well. Elsewhere, Jefferson is attacked by humanoid bird-like creatures created by Savage from an Nth metal meteorite similar to the one that gave Kendra and Carter their powers. While trying to get a wounded victim to the ship, Jefferson is abducted by the local sheriff and delivered to Savage. The team decides to go after Savage at the hospital, where he has already infected Jefferson with the Nth metal and transformed him into one of the creatures. Kendra confronts Savage, but he almost kills her before Ray rescues her. The rest of the team manages to recapture Jefferson. Back at the ship, Dr. Stein and Gideon create a serum that cures Jefferson and the other victims. Chronos then arrives and storms the ship, which forces the Waverider to quickly leave, stranding Ray, Sara, and Kendra in 1958. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6359 | Viewers = 1.97 | ShortSummary = Chronos disables the Waverider and flees back into the timestream, taking Snart with him. Rip is forced to reset Gideon to undo Chronos' sabotage, leaving the ship temporarily stranded in the timestream. Meanwhile, two years pass for Ray, Sara, and Kendra. Ray and Kendra build a life together, while Sara rejoins (from her perspective) the League of Assassins. Rip and the rest of the team arrive in 1960 and get Ray and Kendra. They travel to Nanda Parbat to rescue Sara, but she has fully committed to Ra's al Ghuls mission and turns the team over to him as trespassers to be executed. Rip invokes the trial-by-combat ritual to save the team, with Kendra and Sara named as the champions to fight. Elsewhere, Chronos reveals himself to Snart as Mick Rory, having been found by the Time Masters and trained to be their bounty hunter. Kendra is able to get through to Sara just as Chronos arrives. Ra's frees the team, who successfully stop Chronos and discover his real identity. Imprisoning him on the Waverider, the team decides to try to reform Mick. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6360 | Viewers = 1.88 | ShortSummary = The team travels to 2147 to find Savage. They discover he is personally grooming a young child, Per Degaton, who will grow up to unleash a virus that decimates most of the planet and allow Savage to rule the world. After debating on whether to kill Per Degaton before he commits this act, the team decides to remove him from the timeline and prevent Savage's rise to power. The kidnapping does not affect the timeline, so Rip releases Per Degaton and implores him not to let Savage influence his decisions. Unfortunately, the team's intervention with Per Degaton only accelerates the timeline, causing the event to take place sooner. Meanwhile, Ray finds his suit's technology has been used to create autonomous policing robots that Savage will use to help conquer the world, and that his family line founded the company that created them. After settling his differences with Snart for the moment, Mick reveals that the Time Masters have released a group called the "Hunters", whose sole purpose will be to track down the team and kill each of them, including Mick for failing to apprehend Rip and the others. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| OriginalAirDate = </ref>}} | ProdCode = 4X6361 | Viewers = 1.98 | ShortSummary = The team travels to Salvation, Dakota in 1871 to hideout from the Hunters. While Rip decides the next move, the rest of the team goes into town. After getting into a bar fight, the team meets Jonah Hex, who knows they are time travelers and who once fought alongside Rip in years past. Kendra gets flashbacks of one of her previous lives and goes to investigate it, while Ray and the rest of the team head back to town to defend it against the Stillwater gang. Kendra and Sara follow her visions to an old woman, who turns out to be the Kendra from that time period. The woman tells Kendra about losing her own Carter/Hannibal Hawkes and warns her not to love a different man, as it will always end in tragedy. The team goes after the Stillwater gang and captures their leader Jeb, but Jackson is apprehended as they escape. The team sets up a quick draw duel between Rip and Jeb to barter for Jackson's life. Rip wins, but the Hunters arrive before the team can leave. They defeat the Hunters, but not before they learn the Time Masters have sent the "Pilgrim" to kill their younger selves. | LineColor = 0E3748 }}

| ProdCode = 4X6362 | Viewers = 1.78 | ShortSummary = The Pilgrim begins targeting each of the team members. Gideon uses the Pilgrim's temporal distortions to predict her next move. After they successfully rescue Mick and Sara's younger selves, Gideon loses track of the Pilgrim's movement allowing her to take out any of the team without them knowing. The Pilgrim goes after Ray, but the team arrives just in time to save his former self and prevent Ray's death. Rip decides to abduct the rest of the team's infant selves to prevent the Pilgrim from killing any version of them. They are successful, bringing the infants to Rip's adoptive mother to look after until they can stop the Pilgrim. The Pilgrim kidnaps Jefferson's father, threatening to kill him and everyone else's loved ones, unless they give themselves up to her. Rip agrees to give his younger self, before he became a Time Master, in exchange for everyone's life. The Pilgrim agrees, but the team set a trap for her. The Pilgrim is able to freeze the powers and weapons of the team as they attack, but fails to notice Rip's younger self as he stabs her. Distracted, the team is able to destroy the Pilgrim. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra become engaged.

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In January 2015, co-creator Greg Berlanti stated that there were "very early" preliminary talks for an additional spin-off series centered on Ray Palmer / Atom (Brandon Routh), from Arrow and The Flash. In February 2015, it was reported that a spin-off series, described as a superhero team-up show, was in discussion by The CW for a possible 2015-16 midseason release. Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter would serve as executive producers. The potential series would be headlined by several recurring characters from both Arrow and The Flash, including Palmer, Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber). Caity Lotz was also mentioned to be among the main cast. There would be potential for other Arrow/Flash characters to cross over to the new series, and the series would be casting "three major DC Comics characters who have never appeared in a TV series".

In March 2015, Stephen Amell, who portrays Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on Arrow, confirmed the series would air in the 2015-16 midseason. Additionally, Kreisberg stated more would be revealed about the nature of the series by the end of Arrows third season, specifically why Lotz is slated to appear, given her previous character, Canary, was killed at the start of Arrow season three. Berlanti also stated there was a particular reason for the other half of Firestorm"?Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), as seen on The Flash"?not being mentioned in the initial cast announcement. On the purpose of the series, Berlanti said it was designed to be "most similar to our crossover episodes, where you feel that 'event-iness', but all the time. For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it's about 'how is it its own thing?' Because we don"?t just want to do it to do it." He also revealed the producers were focusing on "making sure that the villain that we have on [the] show is distinct too"? another big character who hasn't been used yet." Also in March, Dominic Purcell was revealed to be reprising his role as Heat Wave in the series, and Blake Neely, composer of Arrow and The Flash, would serve as composer. At the end of the month, Arthur Darvill was cast as Rip Hunter, one of the "new to TV" DC characters, while Ciara Rene was cast as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl. In April 2015, in a Variety article on the recent MipTV event, it noted the title for the series would be Legends of Tomorrow, despite it still being unconfirmed by those involved with the series. Also in the month, Franz Drameh was cast as Jax Jackson.

In May 2015, actor Victor Garber said that The CW was impressed with what was shown to them, giving the project a straight-to-series order. The network officially confirmed the order for the series on May 7, 2015, as well as the official title, DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Later in the month, it was confirmed that Lotz would reprise her role as Sara Lance, who would be taking the name White Canary, as well as revealing the antagonist as Vandal Savage. In June 2015, it was announced that Phil Klemmer had been made the series showrunner as well as executive producer. At the end of the month, Grant Gustin stated he would appear in the series as Barry Allen / Flash. In August 2015, Casper Crump was cast as Vandal Savage.

The producers have considered adjusting the Legends team for additional seasons, with Joseph David-Jones' Connor Hawke and Megalyn Echikunwoke's Vixen potential additions.


In May 2015, Garber revealed filming would begin in August 2015, for a January 2016 premiere. The series shot a presentation for the network's upfront showcase, which was filmed over the course of one night, and directed by Arrow and Flash veteran Dermott Downs. Filming of the series began on September 9, 2015, in Vancouver, British Colombia. Director/producer Glen Winter discussed in a January 2016 interview with Comic Book Resources the process of filming key elements of the series' Pilot, "The new facet for Legends was that there's no #1 [actor] on the call sheet. There are seven or eight leads. For me, that was the intimidating part. I wasn't as worried about the action and tone as I was with wrangling all these personalities and finding out how they all work together. Or, how to shoot a scene with eight people in the Waverider, day after day." He stated of the series style of shooting on location as opposed to predominantly shooting on a soundstage, "As is typical with any pilot, most of the time you are going to shoot more on location. Because you don't necessarily know if you are going to have a show that's been picked up, they don't want to invest a lot of money in the infrastructure, so you end up shooting more on location. The only set that was built was the Waverider. That being said, because we knew there was a pickup for the show, it wasn't a conventional pilot. All the resources of construction went into the Waverider. That's continuing into the series. I don't think they tend to build much. I think they tend to adapt locations because there's so much time travel and so many eras to create."


Legends of Tomorrow premiered in the United States on January 21, 2016, and the first season is expected to consist of sixteen episodes. The series premiere in Australia was originally announced as January 20, 2016, however it was pushed back until January 22. It started airing in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2016.

Critical reception

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a 59% approval rating, with an average rating of 6.2/10 based on 31 reviews. The website's consensus reads: "Fancy effects, comic-book nostalgia, and an alluring cast help keep it afloat, but DC's Legends of Tomorrow suffers from an overloaded cast of characters that contribute to a distractingly crowded canvas." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on reviews from 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Russ Burlingame from ComicBook.com praised the pilot saying, "The series delivers a sharp, enjoyable pilot that's arguably the most attention-grabbing and entertaining from any of the current crop of superhero shows.... With so many movies and shows on the air, it would be easy for it all to become a kind of white noise... but DC's Legends of Tomorrow promises to give the year a suitably impressive kickoff, and fulfills the promise of being the most ambitious DC adaptation yet." Jesse Schedeen of IGN gave the first part of the pilot episode a 7.7/10, praising the show's "epic scope", "fun character dynamics" and Arthur Darvill's performance; and gave the second part of the pilot episode a 8.4/10 saying that "Legends of Tomorrow improved in its sophomore episode thanks to great character dynamics and superhero action" and praised the fun team-ups and the "Terrific superhero spectacle".


See Arrowverse for more information In May 2015, Rene made a cameo in the final episode of The Flashs first season, "Fast Enough", and later made appearances in the show's second season in November 2015. In July 2015, Guggenheim revealed that the resurrection of Sara Lance would be launched in the first few episodes of Arrows fourth season, with the events of the eighth episodes of Arrow and The Flash"?which were a crossover event"?being used to set up the other characters of Legends of Tomorrow. Franz Drameh was introduced as the new other half of Firestorm in the fourth episode of the second season of The Flash. Crump, Hentschel and James debut in the crossover episodes for the second season of The Flash and the fourth season of Arrow.

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