Confirmed: DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Sets January 2016 Premiere
The CW’s upcoming Arrow and Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow will garner its greatest setup yet by the coming December crossover of its two parent series, but when will the time-traveling DC teamup officially premiere? According to top Warner brass, the Legends may officially take a Thursday timeslot in January.
Take this one with a grain of salt for the moment, as neither The CW nor Warner Bros. have issued any official announcements, though Warner Bros. executive Peter Roth recently sat down with DC TV mega-producer Greg Berlanti to discuss the current slate at a Paley Dialogues event. At around the 1:02:00 mark of the video above, Roth claims that Warner Bros. has “very high hopes” for Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday, January 21.
UPDATE - The CW has officially confirmed a January 21 premiere at 8:00 P.M.
Granted, we knew that Legends of Tomorrow would begin its run sometime in early 2016, airing concurrently with both Tuesday’s The Flash Season 2 and Wednesday’s Arrow Season 4, it would make sense that The CW round out its lineup with a Thursday slot for Legends of Tomorrow.
So reads the official Legends of Tomorrow description:
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?
Set for 15 episodes (to start), thus far we know Legends of Tomorrow will include among its cast Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Caity Lotz, time-traveler Rip Hunter (Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill), Valentina Vostok (Stephanie Corneliussen) and DC big bad Vandal Savage (Casper Crump).
Legends of Tomorrow will use the December 1 and 2 crossover as its establishing point, but will a Thursday timeslot overload January 2016 with DC heroes?
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