The writers of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ have created their own Twitter account and they kicked things off with the following message to fans:
Hello World! Who else is super excited about Legends of Tomorrow, premiering Spring 2016 on the CW? http://t.co/NqpbJ9Th8x
— LoT Writers Room (@LoTWritersRoom) June 25, 2015
Yes, that’s right, spring 2016. Prior to now, the show was stated as airing during the winter hiatus for ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash.’ As is the norm, new episodes begin airing in the fall and as has become customary, the shows take a break in the winter, switching to reruns, as most people become distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Last year, when ABC and Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ took its winter break, the network experimented by tagging in a new limited series in its time slot, ‘Agent Carter’ which tied into ‘Agents’ as well as Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The risk… kind of worked. Unfortunately, ‘Agent Carter’ didn’t nab ratings to match ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, but fans overall were quite impressed and the show did well enough to garner a second go round this coming season.
Up to this point, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ was believed to be The CW’s reaction to ‘Agent Carter’ and was expected to fill the void left when the two existing super hero shows took a break, but if it has been bumped to spring, that could mean any number of possibilities.
The first thing to consider is this series is based on a team of heroes and villains voyaging through time. At the minimum, that could mean expensive set designs, depending on the eras in which the characters find themselves. And of course, there’s the simple fact that this is a super hero show. Just in that regard, ‘Legends’ will demand a higher budget for special effects than most programs, including ‘Agent Carter.’ Even the fact that this is an ensemble, with a larger cast than most contributes to the cost.
In other words, a boat load of money is surely being poured into this show, but if it airs during a time when people are too busy shopping, entertaining and traveling to faithfully tune in, that could make it cost prohibitive.
Then again, the delay may simply be due to logistics– it may just be taking longer to put this show together than anticipated. With the science fiction element plus flashy super powers, ‘Legends’ may just need extra time for post-production.
Finally, back to ratings, maybe the show is shaping up so well that The CW simply wants to deliver it to the largest audience possible, so rather than taking a chance with the winter time slot, they’re holding it for a time when people are more likely to be home to enjoy it.
(Then again, maybe whoever tweeted the message simply made a boo boo.)
What do you think? Will the wait be worth it? Are you looking forward to this DC super team hitting the small screen?
Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter must assemble a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat to the planet…and to time itself. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is coming soon to The CW.
The series stars Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Arthur Darville, Ciara Renée and Franz Drameh.
Source: Comic Book Movie