Though Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk character serves as the primary antagonist on this season of “Arrow,” the character will be spending some crossover time on both its spin-off shows “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, McDonough talked about how his mystically powered character changes over time as, thanks to his access to the Lazarus Pit when he was a part of the League of Shadows, he’s essentially part immortal:
“You go back to the League – I did an episode of Legends last week – and I look exactly the same in 1975 but you see he’s not as confident and doesn’t have such an agenda forty years ago as he does now. So it’s fun to play the different times, you know? Going back in time with Legends, and The Flash, with The Flash, I’m just this crazy, fun, enjoy everything while I kill everybody type of character. It’s just nuts.”
Speaking of ‘Legends’, showrunner Phil Klemmer tells The Live Feed that the series will take a different approach to its story than either “Flash” or “Arrow”:
“It’s not a traditional episodic show. It’s broken down to chapters; we go to a certain time and place [in history.] [Vandal Savage has] never been attracting the direct attention of mortals. He’s been at all of those moments when history was hanging in the balance…week to week we’re trying to intercept him to save the world.”
The new seasons of both “The Flash” and “Arrow” are underway on The CW now, with “DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” scheduled to premiere mid-season.