The CW‘s expanding universe of DC characters is only getting bigger. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the network has picked up Legends of Tomorrow, a spinoff of successful series Arrow and The Flash. The show, starring Superman Returns lead Brandon Routh as the Atom, is a superhero team-up series that pulls its cast from both DC efforts.The story follows Rip Hunter, who travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains in an attempt to prevent an immortal from destroying the world and time itself. Routh will team up with a motley crew of heroes and villains, including Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, to stop a seemingly unstoppable threat.
Legends of Tomorrow is the second DC series to get picked up this week, with Supergirl set to debut on CBS later this year. That makes five shows coming from the comics company, with Arrow, The Flash, and Fox‘s Gotham all returning next season. NBC‘s Constantine has yet to be renewed and is in danger of being cancelled, but Fox is currently developing a pilot based on the Vertigo series Lucifer.
Via The Verge