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Legends of Tomorrow trivia: 72 facts about the most bizarre and unique superhero show!

Legends of Tomorrow is a superhero TV series that airs on The CW and is part of the Arrowverse!

It is truly unique, so we need to dive into some trivia and facts about this TV series!

  1. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is an American superhero television series
  2. It is simply known as Legends of Tomorrow
  3. It is developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer
  4. Who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak
  5. Klemmer and Fedak serve as showrunners
  6. The series, based on the characters of DC Comics
  7. It airs on The CW
  8. It is a spin-off featuring characters introduced in Arrow and The Flash along with new characters
  9. It is set in the Arrowverse, the same fictional universe
  10. It is the fourth series in the Arrowverse
  11. After Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl
  12. The series premiered in January 2016
  13. Legends of Tomorrow has been renewed for a fifth season
  14. It is set to premiere in January 2020
  15. In January 2015, co-creator Greg Berlanti stated that there were “very early” preliminary talks for an additional spin-off series centered on Ray Palmer / Atom (Brandon Routh), from Arrow and The Flash
  16. In February 2015, it was reported that a spin-off series, described as a superhero team-up show, was in discussion by The CW for a possible 2015- 16 midseason release
  17. Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, and Sarah Schechter would serve as executive producers
  18. The potential series would be headlined by several recurring characters from both Arrow and The Flash
  19. Including Palmer, Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber)
  20. Caity Lotz was also mentioned to be among the main cast
  21. There would be potential for other Arrow/Flash characters to cross over to the new series
  22. And the series would be casting “three major DC Comics characters who have never appeared in a TV series”
  23. In March 2015, Stephen Amell, who portrays Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on Arrow, confirmed the series would air in the 2015- 16 midseason
  24. Additionally, Kreisberg stated more would be revealed about the nature of the series by the end of Arrow’s third season
  25. Specifically why Lotz is slated to appear, given her previous character, Sara, was killed at the start of Arrow season three
  26. Berlanti also stated there was a particular reason for the other half of Firestorm, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), as seen on The Flash, not being mentioned in the initial cast announcement
  27. On the purpose of the series, Berlanti said it was designed to be “most similar to our crossover episodes, where you feel that ‘event-iness’, but all the time. For us, first and foremost, with all of [our shows], it’s about ‘how is it its own thing?’ Because we don’t just want to do it to do it.” He also revealed the producers were focusing on “making sure that the villain that we have on [the] show is distinct too… another big character who hasn’t been used yet”
  28. Also in March, Dominic Purcell was revealed to be reprising his role as Heat Wave in the series
  29. And Blake Neely, composer of Arrow and The Flash, would serve as composer
  30. At the end of the month, Arthur Darvill was cast as Rip Hunter, one of the “new to TV” DC characters
  31. While Ciara Renée was cast as Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl
  32. In April 2015, in a Variety article on the recent MipTV event, it noted the title for the series would be Legends of Tomorrow
  33. Despite it still being unconfirmed by those involved with the series
  34. Also in the month, Franz Drameh was cast as Jax Jackson
  35. In May 2015, actor Victor Garber said that The CW was impressed with what was shown to them, giving the project a straight-to-series order
  36. The network officially confirmed the order for the series on May 7, 2015
  37. As well as the official title, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
  38. Later in the month, it was confirmed that Lotz would reprise her role as Sara Lance
  39. Who would be taking the name White Canary
  40. As well as revealing the antagonist as Vandal Savage
  41. In June 2015, it was announced that Phil Klemmer had been made the series showrunner as well as executive producer
  42. Chris Fedak serves as executive producer and co-showrunner with Klemmer
  43. At the end of the month, Grant Gustin stated he would appear in the series as Barry Allen / Flash
  44. Though he ultimately did not appear in the first season
  45. In August 2015, Casper Crump was cast as Vandal Savage
  46. On March 11, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season
  47. Which debuted in October 2016
  48. The producers have considered adjusting the Legends team for additional seasons
  49. Wth Joseph David-Jones’ Connor Hawke and Megalyn Echikunwoke’s Vixen potential additions
  50. For the second season, Klemmer revealed that Arrow writer Keto Shimizu and The Flash writer Grainne Godfree would be working on Legends
  51. In order to “make our stories work in concert” with Arrow and The Flash
  52. Klemmer also noted the challenges of creating more crossover elements, since Amell and Gustin work full days for their respective shows
  53. In terms of working within the Arrowverse, Klemmer said that the death of Laurel Lance on Arrow would “resonate into Season 2… [since] something that happens on Arrow can create ripples that appear on our show in a huge way. It fundamentally alters the DNA of our series”
  54. The second season initially consisted of 13 episodes
  55. With four more ordered in November 2016 to bring the season total to 17
  56. The season also introduced members of the Justice Society of America
  57. The Society consisted of Hourman, Vixen, Commander Steel, Obsidian, Stargirl and Dr. Mid-Nite
  58. The season also featured a version of the Legion of Doom
  59. Composed of the Reverse-Flash, Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk and Leonard Snart
  60. Legends of Tomorrow was renewed for a fourth season which premiered on October 22, 2018
  61. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season
  62. However, review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the complete first season only a 65% approval rating
  63. With an average rating of 6.42/10 based on 36 reviews
  64. The website’s consensus reads: “Fancy effects, comic-book nostalgia, and an alluring cast help keep it afloat, but DC’s Legends of Tomorrow suffers from an overloaded cast of characters that contribute to a distractingly crowded canvas”
  65. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 58 out of 100 based on reviews from 22 critics
  66. Indicating “mixed or average reviews”
  67. Rotten Tomatoes gave the second season a 88% approval rating
  68. With an average rating of 6.97/10 based on 10 reviews
  69. The website’s consensus reads: “Though the narrative remains too ambitious, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow enjoys a freer creative arc with the removal of problem characters”
  70. The third season holds an approval rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
  71. With an average rating of 7.95/10 based on 8 reviews
  72. The Website’s consensus reads: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow lightens up the tone in its third season while spotlighting adventurous plots and a distinct sense of humor”

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