More continuing coverage from the US TV Upfronts, this time from The CW.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
First up is the latest show to come from DC’s Arrow/Flash TV universe – Legends of Tomorrow. This sees a group of heroes (and a couple of villains) being brought together to make a superhero team. This consists of Brandon Routh’s Atom (who finally his his shrinking tech sorted), Victor Garber’s Professor Martin Stein / Firestorm (although still no sign of Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond in the cast, so we’ll see how that works), a resurrected Caity Lotz now using the moniker ‘White Canary’, Dominic Purcell & Wentworth Miller back as Heat Wave & Captain Cold, Ciara Renée as Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill as the time travelling Rip Hunter. The plan is to run the show during the hiatus of Arrow/Flash, much like Marvel does with Agents of SHIELD & Agent Carter. No news on a UK pick up yet, but the smart money has to be on it going to Sky 1.
Containment (previously know as CORDON)
A new show from Vampire Diaries/The Originals creator Julie Plec, and director David Nutter, it tells the story of a deadly epidemic which breaks out in Atlanta (poor Atlanta, first zombies now this!), which forces officials to quarantine a section of the city, leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. Based upon the original Belgian series.
A musical comedy series developed for Showtime, but picked up by The CW after they decided not to move forward with it. It star Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a girl who is… lets say… didn’t really manage to get over her college boyfriend Josh (Vincent Rodriguez)… When she bumps into him on the street in New York, but discovers he’s moving to LA, she decides to chuck in her high end job and relocate to SoCal. Not because of Josh of course… just for a change of scenery… I mean, moving to the other side of the country to chase a man you haven’t seen since college, and know next to nothing about, that would be crazy. And Rachel isn’t crazy… Not at all… nope, no crazy here… *ahem*…