The CW has announced that Courtney Ford has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming fourth season of the superhero show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Ford portrays Nora Darhk, the villainouss daughter of Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and appeared frequently in the third season of the show as a recurring character.
Ford, the real-life wife of Legends star Brandon Routh, is the third new series regular for the fourth season after Matt Ryan (Constantine) and Jes Macallan (Ava Sharpe), while Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) is no longer a full-time member of the cast.
Meanwhile, in other Legends news, That Hashtag Show is reporting that casting is underway for two new characters in Hank Heywood, the father of Nate Heywood, and a character going by the codename ‘Ali’, an Asian female in her 20s who is mega-intelligent and sharp and has a deep love for YA literature, fantasy novels and animals, “as she believes each animal has a purpose to fulfill on our planet.”
After defeating the demon Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends are ready to ease off the gas. Sara (Caity Lotz) and her team join Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Time Bureau to help clean up the last few remaining anachronisms. The job seems straightforward enough until Constantine (Matt Ryan) arrives to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives” – magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. As the Time Bureau is distrustful of and ill-equipped to deal with magic, the Legends must team up with everyone’s favorite demonologist to set history back on track.
Sara and Constantine are joined by compassionate inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), hotheaded ex-con Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), rebellious totem-bearer Zari (Tala Ashe), and heartbroken historian-turned-superhero Nate (Nick Zano) as they set out to save the world – and their legacy. It’s the familiar fun of the Legends time-travelling across historical events and encountering famous figures with an added shot of magical craziness! Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).
The fourth season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will get underway in October.