TV Line is reporting that Firefly star Jewel Staite is set to join the DC universe, with the actress signing on for a guest role in the upcoming Arrow and The Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Staite will play Rachel Turner, “a tech genius/roboticist who exists in a future in which technology has an even firmer grip on our lives than it does today. A descendant of a long line of inventors — one of whom turns out to be someone from the DC Universe! — Rachel believes that her creations can make that world a better place. Alas, what the brilliant beauty cannot foresee is that her work is destined to fall into the hands of immortal baddie Vandal Savage, who will use it to take over the world. Unless Rachel can team up with the Legends to stop him.”
Meanwhile, following on from the Hawkman promo earlier this week, we now have a new video, which introduces Ciara Renee’s Hawkgirl; check it out here…
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is set to premiere on January 21st, with a cast that includes Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave) and Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary) alongside Ciara Renee (Law & Order: SVU) as Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Falk Hentschel (Transcendence) as Carter Hall/Hawkman, Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) as Rip Hunter, Franz Drameh (Attack the Block) as Jay Jackson, Casper Crump (The Killing) as Vandal Savage, Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot) as Valentina Vostok and Peter Francis James (The Losers) as Dr. Aldus Boardman.