The CW has officially picked up the Arrow and The Flash spinoff series and christened it with a shiny new title – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. From producer Greg Berlanti (who also just landed a series order for Supergirl on CBS), the superhero team up will feature fan-favorite characters from both Arrow and The Flash as they unite to confront an “unstoppable threat”.
Returning players from The Flash include Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, and Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein. From Team Arrow we have Brandon Routh as The Atom and Caity Lotz, who’s role in the series remains a mystery given her characters untimely death at the start of season 3. Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Franz Brameh (Edge of Tomorrow) and Ciarra Renee round out the cast. Per THR, the pilot has yet to film and the series was picked up sight unseen. Likely a safe and smart move given the huge popularity of the network’s existing DC superhero shows.
Here’s the official synopsis for DC’s Legend of Tomorrow.
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?
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).
The CW has also greenlit Julie Plec‘s conspiracy drama Cordon about a “mysterious and deadly epidemic” that sweeps through Atlanta, leading to a massive citywide quarantine. The characters stuck within the cordon struggle to survive the disease and the collapsing society around them, while those on the outside try to find answers for the outbreak. Cordon marks Plec’s third series on the network after The Vampire Diaries and its hit spinoff The Originals.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Cordon.
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure…Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise.
CORDON stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”); Christina Moses (“Starship: Apocalypse,” “Starship: Rising”); Chris Wood (“The Vampire Diaries”); Kristen Gutoskie (“Beaver Falls”); Claudia Black (“The Originals,” “Farscape”); George Young (“Casualty”); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”);and Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”). Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, CORDON is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”) and David Nutter (The Flash,” “Arrow”).
Finally, in the day’s biggest twist. The CW has resurrected the DOA musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend from sister network, Showtime. The series will have to be reworked from its original cable pilot to fit the younger-skewing CW network. 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb executive produced the pilot alongside Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and lead actress Rachel Bloom (Robot Chicken). Bloom stars as Rebecca, a driven and “possibly crazy” young woman who gives up her successful, upscale life in Manhattan to pursue romance and adventure in California.
Here’s the official synopsis for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Rebecca Bloom is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”); and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films).