The Jan Brady of The CW’s lineup of DC Comics-inspired shows, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, will not have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con and will not return with new episodes this year. Instead, The CW is using SDCC to promote new series ‘Batwoman’, which will debut in the fall.
Meanwhile, the cast and crew of ‘Legends’ are just now returning to work, filming the show’s fifth season which will premiere in 2020, replacing ‘Arrow’, which wraps up with a shortened eighth and final season this fall. Executive producer Keto Shimizu posted a picture on Twitter of the first episode script, which bears the title “Meet the Legends.” Considering that this is the fifth season, don’t we already know the Legends? We’ll see:
— Keto Shimizu (@ketomizu) July 16, 2019
Season 4 wrapped with Zari (Tala Ashe) vanishing from the timestream and being replaced by her deceased brother Behrad (Shayan Sobhian).
This would indicate that the normal timeline, the one from which Zari originated, and the one that viewers had been watching, no longer exists. It has been replaced with a reality where, presumably, Zari died and Behrad lived and joined the Legends on their mission. (Aren’t we all used to this kind of thing by now?)
So “Meet the Legends” would seemingly indicate that the first new episode is devoted to establishing this new reality and the “new normal.” The characters’ personalities and interactions will all be different, necessitating a new introduction. Now the question is just how long will this new reality exist before the previous status quo is restored? Or WILL the previous status quo even be restored?
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ stars Tala Ashe, Courtney Ford, Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Dominic Purcell, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Brandon Routh, Matt Ryan, Olivia Swann, Ramona Young, Nick Zano, and the voice of Amy Louise Pemberton.
Season 5 is expected to premiere in January 2020.