Before It Airs Again: 'DC's Legends' Are 'Out Of Time'

DC's Legends of Tomorrow returns to TV sets tonight with the episode titled "Out of Time", so with that let me catch you up with some of the finer details about the premiere, the season, and other things. The crew will return facing a new threat the "Legion Of Doom", will tackle new issues, and have fun dealing with all of this at the same time. You can see stills, footage, some interesting details, and finally the season premiere's synopsis too.

Showrunner Phil Klemmer had an interview with TVLine some of the main topics were the course correcting season two will have, the leadership roles in the Legion of Doom, Black Manta, and lastly the dynamic Klemmer is most excited by!

What they decided to put in this season that wasn't in the first one:
This show is fairly intensely serialized, if only because we explained what we were going to be doing so explicitly. Like, “Vandal Savage ruins the world on this that day! This is what we’re trying to stop! He’s immortal!” It doesn’t take a genius to realize that we’re going to fail 15 times and then succeed. It was such a linear quest, so we wanted to unfold Season 2 much more like a mystery in the macro sense, in terms of what our season-long mystery is. And even with individual episodes, now that we’re “time masters” and fixing these things that we’ve termed “aberrations”, it’s not always like you know the objective in the first frame of the episode. There are time criminals out there screwing with history, and we don’t always know what has been changed and what the consequences are. That gives our team a little more breathing room, now that they’re not burdened with having to save the world. If you have a smaller stakes mission, it allows our team to do what they do best, which is to disagree, screw around, have personal agendas….

We got very sci-fi towards the end of last season, and this season is much more about inhabiting those recognizable historical eras. Because when you say “time machine” to a person, they’re never like, “I want to go to the future.” The future is always horrible, the world is always coming to an end! You want to go to the past, to see those iconic moments and meet iconic people. Our show is about adventure and irreverence and humor… and we had some romance…. The Flash is earnest in the best possible sense, but our guys are slightly warped versions of heroes, so we want them to be sardonic and selfish at times.

On the Legion Of Doom's leadership:
Yeah, I think there are four. [Laughs] That’s the fun part. We had a singular bad guy in Season 1, Vandal Savage, and his agenda was clear. Going back to that notion of mystery, each of our four Legion of Doom members have their own somewhat competing agendas.

Will Black Manta join the Legion?:
Not yet! But the reason we brought the JSA in is because the Legion of Doom’s plan is directly related to the fate of the JSA in the ‘40s.

On the dynamics Klemmer is most excited to see:
I’m excited for people to see Rory and Amaya/Vixen (played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers), because to put a greatest generation JSA member against a 2016 criminal scumbag, there’s a delicious tension there. I’m also very excited to see Rory meet whatever incarnation of Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold) we might choose. That’s a chance to watch our barely reformed arsonist threaten to backslide!

This concludes this edition of  "Before It Airs Again" and concludes it for a while. I'll end with the season two premiere's synopsis!

LOST AND FOUND — GUEST STARRING STEPHEN AMELL — After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges.  Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in finding the scattered Legends.  Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942 to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb.  Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) notices that Sara (Caity Lotz) has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough).  Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Dermot Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak (#201).  Original airdate 10/13/2016.

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