The CW has just confirmed that they've picked up that Arrow/The Flash spinoff for a full-series order, and we have the title: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Not only that, but the network has also released the first official synopsis.
The upcoming superhero team-up TV series will star Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heatwave, and Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm. All hail from Team The Flash. From Team Arrow come Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/the Atom and Caity Lotz, who may be back as Sara Lance/The Canary, although her character died this season, so how that'll happen is still unknown. The new additions include Ciara Renee as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.
The Hollywood Reporter says the series was picked up "sight unseen" since they haven’t even shot the pilot, yet. Here’s the official synopsis:
"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?"
A special trailer specifically shot for the upfronts is apparently set to be unveiled next week. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is scheduled for The CW's 2015-2016 lineup and is executive produced by Arrow creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim. Berlanti and Kreisberg have also received a full-series order for CBS’ Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist.
What do you think about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as the title for the eagerly anticipated Arrow/The Flash spinoff? And what about that official synopsis?