'The Flash' & 'Arrow' Spinoff Series Is Officially a Go!

by Philiana Ng 3:19 PM PDT, May 07, 2015
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Your favorite The Flash and Arrow heroes are teaming up for their very own show!

The CW has officially picked up to series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the anticipated Flash and Arrow spinoff starring some familiar faces – and a few new ones.

Victor Garber (The Flash’s Firestorm), Brandon Routh (Arrow’s Atom), Dominic Purcell (The Flash’s Heatwave) and Wentworth Miller (The Flash’s Captain Cold) are all reprising their characters for the new series.

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Caity Lotz, whose character Black Canary/Sara Lance died earlier this season on Arrow, is back in a mysterious role.

Among the new faces are Doctor Who’s Arthur Darvill playing Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, an ex-high school athlete whose pro career was stalled by an injury.

What is Legends of Tomorrow about? Here is The CW’s official synopsis:

“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?”

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How excited are we about Legends of Tomorrow? Pretty darn excited – and it seems The CW has high hopes for it too.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the spinoff was ordered without a formal pilot, though special footage is said to debut at The CW’s annual Upfront presentation next Thursday. Talk about a huge vote of confidence.

While no details have been set regarding its premiere, Garber recently offered some revealing intel in an interview with Broadway World on when Legends of Tomorrow may be debuting on The CW.

“I think it’s going to be a very fun ride. I really honestly can’t tell you much about it except it is completely new and it will involve a lot of interesting people,” Garber said earlier this month. “We haven’t filmed any of it yet but, it is going straight to series. We start filming in August and it will be on in January [2016].”

Count us in!

The Flash's season finale airs May 19. Arrow's season finale airs May 13.