There has been a lot of talk about the cast additions to Arrow, the Flash, and Supergirl. There was even buzz about the addition of Tala Ashe as Zari Adrianna Tomaz to the crew of the Waverider. But a few status changes for DC's Legends of Tomorrow have been less talked about, but give us a hint at the type of season we may be getting. Zari will be a hero from the future, a hacktivist, and is basically the DC comic character of Isis, but the show will likely stay away from the name Isis because of the current terrorist connotations attached to it.
It will help to point out that there are three types of roles in a series: Guest, Recurring, and Regular. A guest role appears once or a few times, a recurring role is continually brought back and is an important part of the storyline, while a series regular appears in every episode of the season.
There has been talk that Damien Darhk will be back as leader of the bad guys, so it makes sense that Neal McDonough is a series regular for Season 3. But that means he is likely to be in every episode of the season, and that is a lot. And just what version of Darhk will this be? We know he dies on Arrow, so is this pre-death or did something happen because of the teams time manipulation to erase his death?
Another status change for Season 3 is the demotion of Arthur Darvill from series regular to recurring. Now he missed a lot of last season due to his commitment to Broadchurch, but Rip Hunter got back with the team near the end (after trying to kill them for a while). The new season has Rip starting up a new group of timeline cops called the Time Bureau and they'll be butting heads with the Legends… but it's going to be strange not seeing him as part of the crew.
The final status change may be the the most surprising. Wentworth Miller is recurring in the new season. Which means we are likely to see more of Captain Cold in this season than the last. We knew since San Diego that he was going to return, but this says he will be around for a least a few episodes… more than a guest appearance or two. This is also supposed to be a different version of Cold than we've seen before.
And you thought Barry Allen was bad for the timeline.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, October 10th at 9 p.m. on the CW.