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When Will Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Premiere on The CW?

Updated January 7, 2020
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‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ is an American superhero television series which has been developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer. Klemmer and Chris Fedak serve as showrunners of the show, which is based on the characters of DC Comics. ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ airs on The CW and is a spin-off from ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ and exists in the same fictional universe.

The show has elements of action and science fiction as we see Rip Hunter, a time-traveling rogue, attempt to unite a ragtag group of heroes and villains in order to help him prevent an apocalypse that would not only have an effect on the earth but on time as a whole. Notably, this series is the fourth in line in the Arrowverse, which also includes ‘Supergirl‘.

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ has a massive fan base which includes fans of the other shows of the Arrowverse. Critics were also visibly impressed with it and said, “The series delivers a sharp, enjoyable pilot that’s arguably the most attention-grabbing and entertaining from any of the current crop of superhero shows”.

After spanning four remarkable seasons, the show has been confirmed to be back with another installment. Yes, you heard that right! Let’s give a quick run-down of the whens, whos, and whats of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season 5.

Legends of Tomorrow Cast: Who is in it?

The main cast of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ includes Victor Garber as Martin Stein or Firestorm. Stein is a nuclear physicist who is focused on transmutation. He merges with Jefferson ‘Jax’ Jackson, to form Firestorm. Jax’s character is played by Franz Drameh. Jax used to be a former high school athlete, set for a career as a pro, which got derailed due to an injury, leading him to live out his life as a mechanic.

Brandon Routh appears as Ray Palmer or Atom, a character who is capable of size manipulation. Arthur Darvill is seen as Rip Hunter, the rogue time traveler, and leader of the team. Rip’s goal is to defeat Vandal Savage. Caity Lotz appears as Sara Lance or White Canary. Sara’s character is partially based on Black Canary who is Arrow’s love interest and eventually his wife in the comics.

Ciara Renée appears as Kendra Saunders or Hawkgirl, while Falk Hentschel plays Carter Hall or Hawkman. Naturally, both have similar powers and are fated to reincarnate together. Dominic Purcell appears as Mick Rory or Heat Wave, a career criminal and as his name suggests, an arsonist.

Matt Letscher stars as Eobard Thawne or Reverse Flash, Flash’s archenemy and the leader of the Legion of Doom. Keiynan Lonsdale is seen as Wally West or Kid Flash, another speedster, while Matt Ryan appears as John Constantine, an English magician, and an occult detective. There are several other supporting characters who make the show very exciting.

In the upcoming season, Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk) will not be making an appearance. The news was confirmed by the series’ EPs, who said: “Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family. They have always brought a level of passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen – that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.”

Olivia Swann (Astra Logue — one of John Constantine’s major rivals) has been promoted to a series regular for season 5. Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe) will also feature as a regular cast member in the fifth season. Apart from these changes, the rest of the lead stars will reprise their original roles.

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Legends of Tomorrow Plot: What is it about?

The main plot of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ starts off with Hunter going rogue after his entire family is murdered by Savage. Intending to stop Savage, he recruits Ray Palmer / Atom, Sara Lance / White Canary, Martin Stein and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, who combine to form the hero Firestorm, Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl, Carter Hall / Hawkman, Leonard Snart / Captain Cold, and Mick Rory / Heat Wave.

Rip and the team discovers that the Time Masters are working alongside Savage (in his domination of the world in 2166) for a successful repulsion of a Thanagarian invasion. In the final episode, Leonard Snart sacrifices himself to destroy the Time Masters.

The story then continues and the Legends are plagued by the Legion of Doom, a time-traveling team led by Reverse-Flash (Eobard Thawne). Eobard Thawne recruits Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, and Leonard Snart to find the Spear of Destiny of Biblical fame to alter their fates. The team is joined by Amaya Jiwe / Vixen, an African superhero from the Justice Society of America and Nate Heywood / Steel, a modern-day historian with the power to become solid metal.

In the third season, the team discover that they created anachronisms through time whilst defeating The Legion of Doom, Rip forms a Time Bureau to help fix the anachronisms and informs the legends of the demon Mallus, whose follower Nora Darhk has resurrected her father Damien, Amaya’s granddaughter Kuasa & Gorilla Grodd so that they can release Mallus from his prison by perverting history. The team is also joined by Zari Tomaz, a hacktivist from 2042 whose air-controlling amulet is connected to Amaya’s totem and Wally West / Kid Flash, a speedster formerly under the tutelage of the Flash.

Season 4 sees Constantine join the team and help them hunt down occult creatures who might pose a threat. They also hunt down the magical fugitives who have been scattered throughout the timeline as a result of the battle between the team and Mallus. Eventually, the team discovers that Neron, a demon who shares a history with Constantine is orchestrating the entire thing. Luckily they have help from Charlie, a shapeshifter, and Mona Wu, who can transform into a Kaupe, which is a malevolent Hawaiian spirit.

Season 5 has been reported to dive deep into the theme of “how fame affects people.” Basking in the spotlight, the Legends even invite a documentary crew onboard the Waverider to film their activities as they battle Rasputin. With boosted egos and intruding outsiders, it will interesting to see how the storyline unravels in the latest season.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Season 4 premiered on October 22, 2018, on The CW. After spanning 16 episodes, it concluded on May 20, 2019.

Even before season 4 concluded, season 5 was ordered in January 2019, with production starting in July 2019. The CW has also confirmed a release date but it is a bit tricky.

Officially, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ season 5 is slated to premiere on January 21, 2020. But before that, a special episode will be aired alongside ‘Arrow’ on January 14, 2020, in order to mark the conclusion of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Part 5. Apart from this special, this season will consist of 15 episodes.

Legends of Tomorrow Trailer:

You can watch the official trailer for season 5 below:

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