Legends of Tomorrow has long been the forgotten show within the Arrowverse, and the latest example of this very thing is being presented to everyone right now.
Today, The CW confirmed that their time-traveling superhero series is going be coming back at midseason rather than this fall, which is a little bit of a surprising move — yet, it also felt in some way inevitable. Legends of Tomorrow has already been at the center of some long hiatuses already and ultimately, this feels like yet another evolution of that.
So what does this mean? We wouldn’t take it immediately as a sign of concern that Legends of Tomorrow is in big trouble. Instead, the best-case scenario here could be that the show could premiere in the winter following the finale of Arrow. This would give the series a great lead-in via The Flash and an opportunity to get a nice ratings boost. There hasn’t been any indication yet that season 5 will be the final one and with that we’re going to continue to hold out some hope for the future since this is easily our favorite show in the Arrow-verse. It’s fun, it’s bonkers, it’s funny and it has brought us some really wonderful moments that we genuinely love.
Below, CarterMatt does have the full Legends of Tomorrow season 5 synopsis with some more information on what’s coming — though be warned that there are some spoilers ahead from the rest of season 4.
As we reach the conclusion of season four, a demon named Neron has possessed the body of Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), leaving John Constantine (Matt Ryan) to wrest Ray’s soul from the hands of Astra Logue (Olivia Swann), the “innocent girl” he failed to rescue from Hell years all those long years ago. Meanwhile, up in our world, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and her girlfriend Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) must deal with a magical creature-fueled paranoia. Harvesting souls via an insidious Palmer Tech app, Neron is poised to “Make Earth Hell Again.” To make matters worse, Sara’s Timeship has been turned into a Noah’s Ark for various unruly monsters and magical creatures. Oh, and Ava’s Time Bureau was taken over by an evil Fairy Godmother. To defeat Neron, the Legends realize in the end that they will have to sacrifice one of their own. But it gets way worse…
In attempting to change her future, Zari Tomaz (Tala Ashe) will accidentally change not just the past she shared with Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), but fundamentally change who the Legends are in season five. Can our team go back to who they were next season? Can a reformed arsonist turned romance novelist Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), a half-werewolf named Mona Wu (Ramona Young), and a punk rocker shapeshifter named Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) stop the literal Hell that Astra unleashes on the world in the finale? And what happens when the Legends awaken the original guardians of Time (no, not the Time Masters, sillies, that was season one!) who wish to erase everything the Legends have “screwed up for the better” over the past four seasons?
Ultimately, this seems like it could be the most-epic season of the show so far and that’s not something we say lightly considering some of the A+ content they’ve already given us!
Will the Legends appear in Crisis On Infinite Earths?
There’s no indication of that at the moment, but we remain hopeful that there’s a chance of it. That would at least give the team some representation this fall — if not all of them, could we at least get White Canary and a few other heroes?
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