Comic Con 2017: The CW’s DC Shows

Yesterday afternoon The CW unleashed Comic Con trailers for the new seasons of all five of its DC superhero shows along with revealing some new details about what to expect in upcoming episodes.

The Flash
Six months after Barry Allen disappeared into the Speed Force, life has moved on. Caitlin appears to be back to normal, Iris is dealing with the fallout and trying to move on.

The new season will sport Neil Sandilands as the ‘big bad’ of the season ‘The Thinker’. Also involved are Kim Engelbrecht as his assistant, Danny Trejo as the bounty hunter Breacher, and the still unannounced Elongated Man.

“Lost” alum Michael Emerson is set to recur in the upcoming sixth season of “Arrow” as an unnamed mystery character while David Nykl is returning as Oliver’s Russian mobster ally Anatoly Knyazev.

The clip doesn’t reveal who survived the island explosion that capped off the fifth season aside from Oliver, his kid William, Slade Wilson and both Black Canary and Black Siren. From comments, it’s suggested that won’t be made clear until the end of the third episode.

Things look to be getting dark for the new season in the wake of Mon-El’s banishment and the rise of world killer Reign (Odette Annable). Four newcomers to the cast this year are Adrian Pasdar as charismatic capitalist Morgan Edge, Carl Lumbly as the Martian Manhunter’s father M’yrnn J’onzz, Yael Grobglas as psychic villain Psi, and Emma Tremblay as a kid named Ruby.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
“Supergirl” may be going dark, but ‘Legends’ is doubling down on the ridiculousness and whimsy. With time shattered and anachronisms everywhere, the Legends must now try to restore the timeline back to some sort of working order.

Wentworth Miller and Arthur Darvill will both recur as Captain Cold & Rip Hunter respectively next season, while Neal McDonough has been upgraded to a series regular as Damien Darhk following a recurring role last year. Additionally Vixen’s sister Kuasa arrives in live-action as an antagonist for the new run.

Black Lightning
James Remar and Damon Gupton have joined the cast as series regulars with Remar playing the oldest friend and mentor of lead character Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), and Gupton playing a detective who becomes an unlikely ally.

The project still hasn’t shot its pilot yet so the only thing released so far is highlights from the several minute ‘proof of concept’ reel done for the series earlier this year.

“Supergirl” returns October 9th, “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on October 10th, “Arrow” on October 12th and “Black Lightning” mid-season.