Jewel Staite Joins ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as Futuristic Genius

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Things are about to get futuristic…of the genius variety.

Firefly alum Jewel Staite has been cast as future genius Rachel Turner in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, TVLine has reported.

Turner, a “tech genius/roboticist who exists in a future in which technology has an even firmer grip on our lives than it does today,” is someone teased to have ties to someone in the DC Comics universe…could it be someone that we’ve already met on Arrow, Flash or Legends? That part wasn’t revealed just yet, but perhaps we’ll learn or get more teases about who it could be in the show’s 10th episode, where Staite will appear.

The character description goes on to talk about how Turner believes her creations can do good for the world, but that she doesn’t foresee that they’re destined to fall into the wrong hands…the hands of one Vandal Savage who will use them to destroy the world. Unless she can stop them, along with our group of Legends.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c on the CW.

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