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(Season four returns Monday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on The CW)
Two new characters are joining Legends of Tomorrow for season four.
With the introduction of magical creatures in the season four finale, the Waverider is getting something of an expert on magic next season. In addition to John Constantine (Matt Ryan) joining the Legends team, Ramona Young (Blockers, Santa Clarita Diet) joins the cast in the series regular role of Alaska Yu. Described as a typical twentysomething easily swept up by romantic notions and fantasy novels, she’s like a walking encyclopedia for the kind of monsters that the Legends will face this season after opening a door to the time prison that previously kept Mallus locked up. In the company of the Legends, Alaska soon learns to get her head out of the clouds to become a kickass superhero. Plus, Tom Wilson (The Informant, Back to the Future) will recur as Nate’s (Nick Zano) father, Hank Heywood. With a lifetime in the military and Dept. of Defense, Hank is part of a long line of Heywoods to serve the country. Charming and charismatic, he’s left big shoes for Nate to fill — and it doesn’t help that Nate can’t tell him he’s secretly a Legend.
Legends of Tomorrow season four is going fully in on the wacky, magical and romantic notes this year. And executive producer Phil Klemmer promises that Sara and Ava’s relationship is only getting better and better from here on out. As their relationship gets deeper and more meaningful, that will allow Legends of Tomorrow to expand the world of the Time Bureau even more thanks to Ava’s work life, which is how Alaska will be introduced.
Noting that Maisie Richardson-Sellers is still a series regular despite her character Amaya’s exit last season, the actor revealed on the panel that she’ll be playing a totally new character, Charlie, this season. Charlie is one of the “magical fugitives who slips through” the door that the Legends opened in the time prison. Described as “a rebel without a cause, a trickster on her own mission,” Charlie “shakes up” the dynamics on the Waverider as the Legends attempt to figure out if she’s a friend or foe.
Will former The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow series regular Keiynan Lonsdale (Kid Flash) return to the Waverider this year? Unfortunately not, according to Klemmer. But executive producer Keto Shimizu promises, “There is always next season!”
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