While Zari Adrianna (Tala Ashe), a hacktivist from the future who seems to have ties to ancient magic, will join the crew of the Waverider this year on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, don't expect it to be a smooth transition.
According to producers, speaking today at the Television Critics Association, Zari is unimpressed with the team -- and particularly with resident genius Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) -- when she first meets them, and the relationship between Zari and the rest of the crew is one that will push the Legends out of their comfort zone.
The team will first meet up with Zari in 2042, in a dystopian police state where the accomplishments of the Legends in the past mean little to her desperate present.
"She's living in a time that's so bleak and so terrible that she challenges them to think, 'is there a way to be Legends and to be humanitarians about it?'" Ashe said of her character. "I think there's going to be some tension there."
"The status quo of history isn't good enough a lot of times," executive producer Klemmer said.
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together.
We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau's authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau's capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.
Based on the characters from DC, DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl"), Marc Guggenheim ("Arrow," "Trollhunters," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"), Andrew Kreisberg ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Eli Stone," "Warehouse 13"), Phil Klemmer ("The Tomorrow People," "Chuck") and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash")
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