‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ is an American superhero television series which has been developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer, who are also the executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak; Klemmer and Fedak serve as showrunners of the show, which is based on the characters of DC Comics. ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ airs on The CW and is a spin-off from ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ and exist in the same fictional universe.
The show has elements of action and science fiction as we see Rip Hunter, a time-traveling rogue, attempt to unite a ragtag group of heroes and villains in order to help him prevent an apocalypse that would not only have an effect on the earth but on time as a whole. Notably, this series is the fourth in line in the Arrowverse, which also includes ‘Supergirl‘. Comic series are usually set in shared universes since their stories are all interlinked.
Thus, if you are seeing any one of the shows, there is a good chance that you will be sucked into watching all the other relevant shows as well. Both Marvel and DC take this approach, and thus ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ has a massive fan base which includes fans of the other shows of the Arrowverse. Critics were also visibly impressed with the show and said, “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”.
Legends of Tomorrow Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ includes Victor Garber as Martin Stein or Firestorm. Stein is a nuclear physicist who is focused on transmutation. He merges with Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson, to form Firestorm. Jax’s character is played by Franz Drameh. Jax used to be a former high school athlete, set for a career as a pro, which got derailed due to an injury, leading him to live out his life as a mechanic.
Brandon Routh appears as Ray Palmer or Atom, a character who is capable of size manipulation. Arthur Darvill is seen as Rip Hunter, the rogue time traveler, and leader of the team. His goal is to defeat Vandal Savage. Caity Lotz appears as Sara Lance or White Canary. Her character is partially based on Black Canary who is Arrow’s love interest and eventually his wife in the comics.
Ciara Renée appears as Kendra Saunders or Hawkgirl, while Falk Hentschel plays Carter Hall or Hawkman. Naturally, both have similar powers and are fated to reincarnate together. Dominic Purcell appears as Mick Rory or Heat Wave, a career criminal and as his name suggests, an arsonist. Matt Letscher appears as Eobard Thawne or Reverse Flash, Flash’s archenemy and the leader of the Legion of Doom. Keiynan Lonsdale is seen as Wally West or Kid Flash, another speedster, while Matt Ryan appears as John Constantine, an English magician, and an occult detective. There are several other supporting characters who make the show very exciting.