The event series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” The CW’s upcoming spin-off of both “Arrow and “The Flash,” plans to differentiate itself from its progenitors in one key way – expect a revolving door of heroes as some of these names and faces are going to get killed off.
Show runner Phil Klemmer tells Screen Rant to expect this show to be akin to “Game of Thrones,” “Spooks,” “24” or “The Walking Dead” in that the ensemble nature of the cast allows for random deaths and departures of major characters – ends which will not be reversed.
Added to that is the show will have an anthology style nature with each season being a self contained limited event series with no ‘mission of the week’ episodes – rather a season long serialised arc. While the next season will push on with the narrative setup, you’ll have some characters joining and some departing from year to year:
“It’s an anthology show. This is not designed to go forever. This season is meant to be standalone… I mean not as anthological as True Detective. But not everybody will be continuing on this journey… It’s not going to begin Season 2 with us all hopping back on the same ship and like ‘Let’s get Vandal! Let’s get him for real this time!’ This is not traditional episodic television.
At a certain point, we will have darkness emerge and characters will betray one another and be tempted by the dark side. And others might not make it along for the full trip. And others might be lost in weird time periods.”
Elements of the storyline are being setup in both the new seasons of “Arrow” and “The Flash” which return in October.