The Flash seemed to put aside the mystery of Jesse Quick and Wally West’s speedster futures by a Season 3 “Flashpoint” twist, but it looks like at least one of those answers could arrive this fall. Along with Tom Cavanagh, Violett Beane confirms that Jesse Quick will make a speedy return to The Flash Season 3, and whatever reality we’re now calling home.
Disappointing though it was to learn that Megalyn E.K. couldn’t reprise her Vixen role for Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, there’s nothing wrong with a more old-school interpretation. Enter The Force Awakens star Maisie Richardson-Sellers as our new Vixen, who shares a set of powers with her granddaughter.
Apart from myriad new additions to Season 5, Arrow hasn’t given us the clearest picture of its next chapter, at least in the manner Flash has. That said, Stephen Amell reveals that the Green Arrow will be sporting some new duds in Season 5, as well the appearance of a familiar face and “the most vicious, violent one-er shot in the history of network television.”
A lifetime of TV fakeouts has conditioned us to question death, but Arrow may well stick with its big Laurel twist from Season 4. A new piece of production art from Season 5 gives us a glimpse into the Black Canary’s legacy, and another heroic addition to Star City.
The drama of Supergirl moving to The CW understandably swept a few Season 2 questions aside, particularly reports of producers eying Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter for a presidential role. Thankfully, Supergirl will follow through on its wondrous casting, confirming that Season 2 will introduce Carter as Supergirl’s Madam POTUS.
Throw another vigilante in the Arrow Season 5 mix, but - twist - this one you’ve met before. The DC drama will officially introduce a new spin on female archer vigilante Artemis, albeit filling the role with the same mysterious Evelyn Sharp character we met last season.
It’s easy to take the streaming availability of network shows for granted, whether Hulu’s ability to screen most-episodes next day, or Netflix’s new season availability ahead of premieres, but CW viewers in particular are in for good news and bad. CW shows will become available on Netflix much, much faster, but at the cost of their Hulu availability.
Even as The Flash succinctly wrapped up Season 2 with Zoom’s defeat, the final moments sent a tingle down DC spines, to seemingly set up a universe-shattering “Flashpoint” arc for Season 3. It remained to be seen how The Flash might tackle such a wide-ranging DC story, but series star Grant Gustin at least confirms Season 3 headed in that direction with an official premiere title.
The CW looks more and more like DC’s go-to network than ever, and the full fall 2016 premiere roster will stand as proof. Not only do we know when The Flash Season 3 will kick off The CW’s fall 2016 slate, so too do we know when to expect its Supergirl debut, Legends of Tomorrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and all the rest.
More and more DC heroes have joined the ranks of Arrow in four seasons, though Season 5 seems to have them coming out of the woodwork. Following yesterday’s addition of Rick Gonzalez’s “Wild Dog,” Arrow Season 5 now adds Josh Segarra in a series regular role as DC’s own … well, “Vigilante.”