‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Boss Phil Klemmer Reveals Time Travel Rules

     October 13, 2015


With filming now underway on the next CW superhero show, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, members of the cast and executive producer Phil Klemmer came to New York Comic-Con over the weekend to promote the new DC series, which debuts midseason. While we knew who would be starring on the show and the basic concept – superheroes and villains must band together to save the future – there were still plenty of pressing questions, such as if the tone will be closer to The Flash or Arrow, what are the rules of time travel on the show, and what’s the big season-long arc. Thankfully, after participating in a number of group interviews, I can say that Legends of Tomorrow sounds quite different from the other CW superhero shows and any worries about the time travel aspect of the series has been quelled.


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While at the con I participated in a number of group interviews for the show. The other day I posted Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer / The Atom) and now I’ve got EP Phil Klemmer. During the interview he talked about the rules of time travel on the show and how “death means death”, how they’re making an anthology series where each season could feature a number of character changes, the tone ofLegends of Tomorrow compared to The Flash and Arrow, and more. Watch what he had to say below.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow also stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”);Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); andWentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

Phil Klemmer:

  • Talks about the tone of the show and how it compares to Flash and Arrow.
  • Talks about the popularity of superhero movies and TV and how to keep them going.
  • Talks about constructing the show and how they’re not looking beyond the 16 episodes.
  • Says they’re making an anthology show and when they reach the end the characters will be in a much different place. Some could die or be left behind.
  • If they get a season 2 it could feature a lot of new characters.
  • Explains the rules of time travel on the show. “Death means death.”


Image via The CW


Image via The CW

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