‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Series Premiere Synopsis: ‘Pilot, Part 1’

As we prepare to enter a new year, the next superhero adventure from The CW prepares to take flight when Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow arrives with what’s promised to be one hell of a ride.

The CW has released an official synopsis for the series premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow titled “Pilot, Part 1,” which reveals where we’ll start the series as Time Master Rip Hunter takes matters into his own hands when it comes to ensuring that the evil Vandal Savage doesn’t succeed with his plan to destroy humanity some 150 years in the future. The first part of a two-part pilot, these episodes will focus on our outcast group of legends learning to come together as a team and become heroes, as well.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Episode 1×01 – “Pilot, Part 1” (airing Jan. 21)

SERIES PREMIERE — In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity.  As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him.  Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman.  Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well.  Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg (#101).  Original airdate 1/21/2016.

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

Alyssa Barbieri

Senior Managing Editor, DCTV Writer

Teacher by day, writer by every other free moment. Obsessed with sports, TV, books, movies, and superheroes. Proud shipper and supporter of strong female characters. TV and Sports Editor. I write about DC TV, One Chicago and so much more. Contact: alyssa@fangirlish.com.

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