In another bit of casting news from the planned Arrow / The Flash spinoff, the show has cast a former time-traveler to play a time-traveler. Arthur Darvill who is best known as Rory Williams in Doctor Who has just been cast as Rip Hunter.
The midseason series from Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim mixes some of the established characters like Ray Palmer / Atom (Brandon Routh), Martin Stein / Firestorm (Victor Garber) and Leonard Snart / Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) with new characters like Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl (Ciana Renee) and now Rip Hunter with one more character to go.
Darvill has most recently been playing Reverend Paul Coates on Broadchurch with another Doctor Who veteran David Tennant.
One of the things constantly mentioned with this new series is that Caity Lotz is in it but no one is sure of what character she is set to play with her Arrow character of Sara Lance / Canary having been killed. But with the edition of a Time Master such as Rip Hunter, the answer could be something as simple as the characters in the series are pulled from different points in the timeline… so Sara Lance from before her death… and maybe Firestorm from a point where Stein merges with Jason Rusch instead of Ronnie Raymond since Robbie Amell is not locked into the series.