In just a few short weeks, DC returns to the CW. To commemorate the occasion, they’ve released new posters for each of the new seasons of Arrow, Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and newcomer Supergirl.
Arrow is getting started on its fifth season, and this poster once again is teasing the overall theme of legacy. Official description is as follows – via Arrowverse wiki:
Newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
The third season of Flash is kicking right off with the consequences of Barry’s tampering with the timeline (yet again) with the episode Flashpoint. This poster is a very classic look for the character, including what appear to be a few minor costume changes. The thing that really activates my nerd alarm though is the word “destinies,” something tells me that this isn’t going to be as all about Barry as the poster suggests. There’s no synopsis for the season, but the official description of the premiere episode “Flashpoint” is as follows – via Arrowverse wiki:
WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED? — Barry is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash, running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.
Looks like the defense all of a space and time against the immortal tyrant Vandal Savage was just the beginning for the Legends, as a new threat emerges to threaten the timeline. Without a group like the Time Masters, it’s up to the Legends themselves to protect both the past and the future. Official description is as follows – via the Arrowverse wiki:
“After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery – the Legends are scattered throughout time.
Nate must find a way to rescue season one’s beloved team of heroes and rogues, including 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; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC’s Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms – the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.”
Finally, here comes the newest addition to the CW’s DC lineup. The Girl of Steel herself, Supergirl! Supergirl is coming to the CW for its second season, where the series will be joining not just the Flash, but Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow within the same Arrowverse. Just in case you haven’t watched the series yet, I’d recommend finishing the first season before the October tenth season premiere (It’s all on Netflix, after all.) Of course the biggest news is the arrival of Superman himself in the series, but we’ll just have to see what kind of role he’ll end up playing. Official description of the premiere episode is as follows – via Supergirl wiki:
When a new threat emerges in National City, Kara/Supergirl teams up with her cousin, Clark Kent/Superman, to stop it. Kara is thrilled to have family in town but it leaves Alex feeling a bit left out. Meanwhile, Hank and Supergirl are stunned by the pod that came crashing to Earth.
Quite the impressive lineup for the fall premieres. The Flash will kick things off with “Flashpoint” on Tuesday, October 4th 8PM/7PM Central: followed by Arrow with “Legacy” on Wednesday, October 5th 8PM/7PM Central. Next week Supergirl gets her sophomore season started with “The Adventures of Supergirl” on Monday October 10th at 8PM/7PM Central: and last but far from least DC’s Legends of Tomorrow gets started with the season two premiere titled “Out of Time” Thursday October 13th 8PM/7PM Central.
All these great shows, and even more we didn’t mention today can only be found on the CW.