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

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

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    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.

     

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    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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