The season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow aired tonight on The CW, so you might be wondering if the show has been renewed for a third season. Thankfully, we are in store for another season of time-traveling adventures because it has already been renewed and will return in Fall 2017.
In the season finale, titled “Aruba,” there’s a timequake, which rocks their ship, the Waverider. They eventually figure out what happened, but it came at a dangerous price. They had to go back to World War I to make sure the Legion of Doom never gets their hands on the Spear of Destiny in the first place.
Before the episode aired, showrunner Phil Klemmer told Entertainment Weekly that viewers will have to prepare for several major deaths in the episode. “There will be so many deaths! It’s just nothing but death. It’s a wall-to-wall carnage. It’s a meat grinder,” he joked. “It’s more people that I’ve probably killed in my entire television career. It’s ridiculous.”
He also said that the Legends team will change for season three, but the new characters won’t be introduced in the season two finale.
“It’s something akin to the scale of what we did this season. You will not know who the new characters are [in the finale], you’ll have to wait until next year,” Klemmer told EW.
In another interview with ComicBook.com, Klemmer compared season three to Game of Thrones. He explained to the site:
It’s always been a rule since the Hawkman death [in the pilot], Greg [Berlanti] said it before the show was even a show about how his mission was to make this not like network TV, that no one would be bulletproof, that it was more like the Ned Stark idea of anybody could lose their head at any time. As we’ve been roughly breaking out next season, we’re more committed to that than ever. Again, that’s a really bittersweet thing because we think the dynamic of the characters have is so special and wonderful, and at the same time, you don’t want the audience to become too comfortable on the show. It is supposed to be a wild ride. You need that real consequences and real bloodshed to counterbalance the fluffiness and the silliness of the show. Otherwise it would just float off into space.
Klemmer also told CBR.com that there will be new characters in season three.
“Season one, the pilot sends you on this course,” Klemmer told CBR. “It’s like an ocean tanker — you’re not able to just flip it around. So what really helps is being able to do a clean restart. That’s something we intend to do next season, because it worked so well this past season. We added two new characters, we had two characters that sort of fell out of our orbit — obviously Wentworth [Miller] has fallen back into our orbit. That’s the wonderful thing about this show. The only thing that has to remain is the Waverider. It’s a time travel show, so the only thing that’s not going to change is that it always changes.”
Legends of Tomorrow was one of seven shows The CW picked up back in January. The other shows that will return in the 2017-2018 season are Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Supernatural.
The series is part of the DC Comics “Arrowverse” that includes Arrow, The Flash and (in another dimension) Supergirl. It kicked off in 2016 and stars Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance, Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood.