The DC Comics Television Universe has been gaining more and more momentum with its current run of successful series on The CW network, which includes Arrow and The Flash for the moment. Following these two titans, The CW has announced that a new spinoff series, entitled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will air in 2016 which will follow the time-traveling adventures of several heroes and villains, both those previously seen on screen in Arrow and The Flash and those new to audiences. Also slated for release this fall is DC’s Supergirl on CBS, which hails from Arrow/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow creators/executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti (though Ali Adler will serve as showrunner). While a crossover between the Supergirl-verse and the CW Network’s established world is still up in the air, producers haven’t ruled it out completely.
But who are these new heroes and villains? Where do they fit in to the shows they’re joining, and to the broader story overall? I’ll break down each casting announcement along with a bit of background on each of their comic book characters below in the following list of the characters who have been announced for the upcoming seasons of these aforementioned series.