The fifth season of everybody’s favorite, weird and wacky time-traveling superhero series hasn’t even premiered yet, but we’ll be spending plenty of time in the Waverider going forward because Legends of Tomorrow Season 6 has been confirmed by the CW. We sometimes worry a little about our favorite misfits who make up the Legends crew, because the very concept of the series, about a group of misfit superheroes (and the occasional villain) who make their way through history righting wrongs and occasionally causing a few by mistake is pretty specific. The fact that it’s made up of some of the most obscure DC superheroes ever to grace a TV screen helps, too.
But it turns out that none of that matters for the CW, who are confident enough to send the crew of the Waverider out into the timestream for another outing with Legends of Tomorrow Season 6.
“These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz. “We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for Nancy Drew and Batwoman.”
Considering that we haven’t even seen season 5 yet, it’s a little too early to speculate on story angles or potential cast members for Legends of Tomorrow Season 6. Right now we only know that the season will likely be without Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer and Courtney Ford as Nora Dahrk, both of whom will depart as series regulars at some point during the show’s fifth season.
The renewal comes alongside renewals for fellow Arrowverse shows Batwoman, Black Lightning, The Flash, and Supergirl, as well as Nancy Drew, All American, Charmed, Dynasty, Legacies, Roswell, NM, and Riverdale.
Meanwhile, Legends of Tomorrow returns on Tuesday Jan. 14 for the finale of Crisis on Infinite Earths, an episode that isn’t technically part of the show’s fifth season. Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 kicks off properly the following week on Jan. 21.
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