About a month ago, it was revealed that The CW’s popular show “Legends of Tomorrow” headlined by Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) has been renewed for a second season. With the Vandal Savage arc coming to an end at the conclusion of Season 1, showrunner and writer Phil Klemmer said that they have plans for a new set of good guys and villains in Season 2.
“We’re coming at it from a completely different angle. We’re determined to make every part of Season 2 feel like its own show. Episode 201 will very much be a new pilot with new good guys, new bad guys, new stakes, new dynamics, new goals,” Klemmer told IGN. He added that “The team will basically have to find a new purpose. Once you save the world, what do you do then? It’s sort of a question of after you’ve won a Super Bowl, what do you do from there? The fact that the world was in peril sort of forced our team to fall into its own dysfunctional version of lockstep.”
One of such new heroes will be Patrick J. Adams of “Suits” fame who has been cast as a “mysterious DC character” in the show. This makes sense as the show is reportedly headed to a new direction following Season 1 in what can be described as a light reboot of sorts, at least content-wise.
“Season 2, they’re no longer going to be hunted by Time Masters. They’re no longer going to be burdened with having to save the world. It’s no longer going to be about saving Miranda and Jonas. The interesting thing about Season 2 is I think it’s going to have a much, much different tone because our Legends are going to have a totally different purpose. They’re actually going to have a totally different constitution. There will be new faces and new everything.”
What Klemmer says is interesting considering the fact that this misfit group of heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and underdogs look like a dysfunctional family unit but despite that, they are able to work together against the odds. Also, most of the original cast members will reprise their roles for “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2. It seems that the introduction of new characters will change whatever dynamic the existing set of characters have among themselves including the budding romance between Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), as noted by Screenrant.