In a post on Twitter, OWN confirmed today that the drama series is coming back for a third season, not that we’re really all that surprised by that. It consistently draws a lot of attention on social media, and even finds itself a trending topic more often than not. The ratings are also more than stellar given that you’re talking about a cable series — it’s averaging a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is almost exactly even to what the show drew for its first go-around on the air. With over 1.7 million viewers weekly, it’s only down 2% in that measure year-to-year. That is phenomenal for any show in 2017 where there is so much competition across the board.
As for some other news of the day…
Legends of Tomorrow finds its Kuasa – Tracy Ifeachor of Quantico has officially been confirmed as the actress behind the villain on the show’s third season. The character was first featured in the CW Seed animated series Vixen alongside the title character Mari McCabe (voiced by Megalyn E.K.); given that the character technically died on Vixen, it should prove interesting seeing how she is implemented here. Maybe it’s a different version brought in from the past? That is always a safe theory to throw out there.
While there is no one specific Big Bad on Legends of Tomorrow this season, it does feel like we’re going to see a villain-by-committee approach play out once more. Neal McDonough will be returning as Damien Darhk, albeit a much darker and more sinister version than the one that you saw wrecking havoc in season 2. Meanwhile, you are also going to see the return of Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart, though it’s not entirely clear if he will be a villain this time around. Think of this as mostly just great news for those who want to see him alongside Dominic Purcell.
Supernatural Big Bad news – Who is the central villain this time? The powers that be aren’t saying, but it looks like it will be someone you’ve seen before in some shape/form. Speaking per TVLine at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this week, executive producer Andrew Dabb stated the following:
“[Lucifer’s child] Jack is not the biggest threat they are dealing with … It’s an old — let’s call him friend — who we have not seen for many years.”
Have a suggestion for who it should be? Then share in the comments below! We know that for us, we’re mostly just happy that the show is looking to dip more into its history. Given that it has a very rich one thanks to it being on the air such a long time, it’s pretty clear that therisre no shortage of stories there.
As always, be sure to stay on the lookout for further scoop! (Photo: OWN.)