As DC’s Legends of Tomorrow winds down its freshman season, the talk will soon turn to what lies in store for its second season. From the start, Legends of Tomorrow has been an ensemble show that the producers have hinted would involve rotating heroes in and out on the team, which would give it a unique feel.
Discussing season two, showrunner Phil Klemmer mentioned how season two will be a new show — complete with new heroes, new villains, new conflict, and more.
“We’re determined to make every part of Season 2 feel like its own show,” Klemmer told IGN. “Episode 201 will very much be a new pilot with new good guys, new bad guys, new stakes, new dynamics, new goals. The team will basically have to find a new purpose. Once you save the world, what do you do then? It’s sort of a question of after you’ve won a Super Bowl, what do you do from there? The fact that the world was in peril sort of forced our team to fall into its own dysfunctional version of lockstep.”
With a new season will come change to the Legends. It will look different than the current season as they bring in new faces and introduce a new threat.
“Season two, they’re no longer going to be hunted by Time Masters,” Klemmer said. “They’re no longer going to be burdened with having to save the world. It’s no longer going to be about saving Miranda and Jonas. The interesting thing about season two is I think it’s going to have a much, much different tone because our Legends are going to have a totally different purpose. They’re actually going to have a totally different constitution. There will be new faces and new everything.”
Klemmer said that one of the joys of working on an ensemble show is that they’re able to shake up the dynamic. While the team is working well in this first season, Klemmer said that in order to tell a story you need to introduce conflict.
“We never want our characters to be too comfortable or familiar with one another,” he said. “I think what makes the show so fun is that they’re not your usual square-jawed, straight-edge, grim and determined version of a superhero team. As we find them working very well at the end of season one, I think we’re obliged as storytellers to come up with a reason they are not working well in season two. I kind of feel like that’s when they’re at their best.”
You can read more at IGN.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.