While The CW (and, by extension, its predecessor The WB) is probably better known for perfecting the teen drama series, the network is quickly finding a new specialty: superhero TV shows. Arrow debuted to solid ratings and reviews, and this past season’s The Flash fared even better. Now The CW is moving forward with another new superhero series that eschews the “single superhero” formula in favor of a true ensemble. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow revolves around a number of characters that have previously appeared on the other two CW superhero shows, including Brandon Routh’s The Atom, Caity Lotz’s White Canary, Dominic Purcell’s Heat Wave, and Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold. The series will be highlighted as part of Warner Bros. Television’s big panel at Comic-Con this weekend, and in anticipation of the event, some new colorful concept art has been released online.
The story of Legends of Tomorrow is put into motion when Arthur Darvill’s time traveling Rip Hunter recruits the aforementioned heroes to protect the time stream from super-villain Vandal Savage. Speaking with EW, which debuted the concept art, showrunner Phil Klemmer says Legends of Tomorrow is a show about folks who don’t have it all together:
“They’re screw-ups. Instead of tiptoeing through history, they’re plodding through it, leaving their footprints and fingerprints and constantly having to wonder whether they’re going to screw the future up rather than fix it… It’s going to be total madness.”
Klemmer goes on to say that while the central push of the first season is this team of legends trying to stop the Big Bad, the various characters will also struggle with their desire to alter their own timelines.
Check out the concept art below (see if you can spot The Flash), and be sure to check back here on Collider this weekend for our full Comic-Con panel recap. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts winter 2016 on The CW.