• DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: More Superheroes from CW

    by  • September 16, 2015 • Broadcast Decency, Paley2015, Paleyfest • 0 Comments


    CW builds on its success with The Flash and Arrow by creating an entire team of heroes.

    • The Atom: billionaire genius with high-tech armor!
    • White Canary: martial artist supreme, returned from the dead!
    • Hawkgirl, the reincarnated winged warrior!
    • Temperature-controlling criminals Heatwave and Captain Cold!
    • Firestorm, the Nuclear Man!

    Assembled by “time master” Rip Hunter to battle the immortal villain Vandal Savage, these names will live on into the far future – where, Hunter assures them, they will be the Legends of Tomorrow.

    The box-office success of superhero stories has proven a boon for the CW, and has aided it in its shift from an entirely female-centered network to one attracting a broader (but still younger) audience. While Arrow has been dark, brooding, and more intensely violent, The Flash has been far more light-hearted and lighter on graphic content. With a character roster drawn from its two parent series, it appears that Legends of Tomorrow will fall somewhere in between – intense fantasy action crossing occasionally into stronger violence, but likely still acceptable for older children and teens.

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres in early 2016 on the CW.




    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

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