The CW has released the official synopsis for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 3, teasing what comes next for Rip Hunter and the rest of the Waverider crew. Legends of Tomorrow season 2 left both the Arrowverse TV show and its central characters in a precarious position; between Rip (Arthur Darville) formally passing his “title” as the Waverider’s captain over to Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and the Legends’ subsequent discovery that their timeline-meddling may have allowed them to defeat the Legion of Doom, but it also seemingly “broke” the entirety of history.
While Rip was confirmed to return for Legends of Tomorrow season 3 earlier this year by the show’s producers, his role on the series moving forward was previously left up in the air. Said Legends season 3 synopsis reveals that Rip will be overseeing the Time Bureau, an organization that (by the sound of it) will serve as a replacement for the Time Masters, in response to the time-related chaos that ensued during the show’s second season (including, the Legion’s creation of a dark, alternate reality known as Doomworld) with only the Legends around to protect time.
You can read the full synopsis for Legends of Tomorrow season 3, below:
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time traveling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero [Nate] Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.
There is no mention of Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) in the Legends of Tomorrow season 3 synopsis. That’s to be expected though, as the Justice Society of America member’s future on the show (and her future with Nate) was left up in the air at the conclusion for season 2, based on the idea that she can only travel with the Legends for so long before she has to go fulfill her “destiny”. The series’ producers have already confirmed that Legends of Tomorrow season 3 will include new characters, so it’s possible that Amaya will be a single-season Legend, a la Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) from season 1.
Although Rip won’t be “evil” in Legends of Tomorrow season 3 like he was for a period of time in season 2 (after he was captured and brain-washed by the Legion of Doom), it appears as though he will serve in a similar antagonistic role in the Legends’ next big adventure. Having the main “baddie” during this season be someone who both the Legends and those viewers at home will be all too familiar with could serve the show well – providing an effective connective tissue for the season’s overarching narrative, in-between the flights of fancy and zany time-travel escapades that have now become (thankfully) the TV series’ bread-and-butter. If nothing else, Rip should be a more compelling antagonist that Legends season 1 villain Vandal Savage.
Legends of Tomorrow season 3 and The Flash season 4 air Tuesday nights this fall on The CW, with Supergirl season 3 airing on Monday nights and Arrow season 6 on Thursday nights.
Source: The CW