It was recently revealed that Firefly and Stargate Atlantis star Jewel Staite landed a guest role in DC's Legends of Tomorrow. She'll play Rachel Turner and make her first appearance in the tenth episode. Turner is described as a "tech genius/roboticist" who exists in a future where society is even more immersed and dependent on technology than it is now.
While that's interesting in itself, there was also a tantalizing tease regarding her character being from a "long line of inventors" in the DC Universe. At the Television Critics Association press tour, Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer provided even more details on that matter.
"She’s related to one of our heroes," Klemmer told KSiteTV. "We will find that she’s not a person off the street. We are going into the most distant future that we will be visiting, and we will find that she is the biological result of something that one of our characters either directly or indirectly did before their recruitment in the pilot, in 2016. As we know, when we pull our characters out of the timeline, they cease to have an effect on the future, but this will be a sort of Ghost of Christmas Future where somebody will realize that something that they did before they left had a butterfly effect on the future that will effectively — they will have aided and abetted Vandal Savage’s rise to power."
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?
The series premiere of DC's Legends of Tomorrow will air Thursday, January 21 at 8PM on The CW.