While the second season of Legends of Tomorrow wraps up tonight, executive producer Phil Klemmer promises that the events in tonight's episode will have lasting consequences as the show moves on to its third season.
"We didn't want to sort of break our own rules and we also don't want season three to feel so similar to season two," Klemmer told ComicBook.com. "It's this sort of tug of war between loving the show and loving all of the things that are working about the show, particularly in the second season, but also knowing that some of the appeal of the show is the unpredictability."
One of the primary rules that the Legends have crafted over the past two season is to not directly change the events they've personally been involved with in the past. That will be changed on tonight's finale, according to Klemmer.
"That's why it was perfect for us to break this cardinal rule of time travel in the season two finale, knowing that it's going to irrevocably change the dynamic of the show and redefine what the team does, and set the table for season three," said Klemmer. "After season one, the consequences of what they did in the end of the first season by destroying the Time Masters eliminated all protection of the timeline and thrust our unlikely legends into the role of time law enforcement, which is wonderfully ironic because they're not exactly law enforcement types and they bumble their way through it."
Klemmer went on to say that even though it was tempting to let them continue to acting as law enforcement across time, he wanted another shakeup within the setting of the show
"Hopefully when they tune into the season three premiere, they are going 'What is this show going to be, because we have no idea!'"
The DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 2 finale will air tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, followed by the season 3 premiere of iZombie.
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