DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Adds Chicago PD’s Lisseth Chavez To The Cast
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘ landed the Waverider for a panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse event this weekend, and revealed the addition of a new series regular for the upcoming sixth season, along with a bit more info about what’s to come for our heroes.
Firstly, the casting news. ‘Chicago P.D.’ star Lisseth Chavez is set to join the Legends in the role of Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of – and defence against – space aliens. And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens — making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.
Having spent last season tracking down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the Legends must now save history from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future… space aliens! After Sara is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of the Legends to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend: Spooner Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…
“She is a young Latinx woman from Texas who was kidnapped by aliens and has kind of got a thirst for vengeance,” commented producer Grainne Godfree during the panel. “And so she’s going to come up with the ship and, you know, she’s not going to be the lovable losers that we normally have. She’s going to be someone who is pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends, and they’re gonna all have to react to her, and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.”
Previously known for her role as Officer Vanessa Rojas on the NBC drama ‘Chicago, P.D.’, Chavez has recurred on many hit television shows including ‘Murder in the First’, ‘The Fosters’, and ‘The OA’.
During the show’s Saturday panel session, series stars Caity Lotz, Nick Zano, Matt Ryan, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton and Shayan Sobhian joined executive producers Phil Klemmer, Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree to discuss their favourite moments from past seasons and give the inside scoop on what’s in store for season six.
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on the characters from DC.
‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘ returns for its sixth season in 2021 on The CW in the USA, and Sky One in the UK.