TV Line is reporting that Lisseth Chavez (Chicago P.D.) has been cast in The CW’s superhero show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a series regular for the upcoming sixth season.
Chavez is set to portray Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz, a tough and self-sufficient alien expert who “lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense 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.”
“She is not going to be the lovable loser that we normally have,” said executive producer Grainne Godfree with regards to the Waverider’s newest recruit. “She’s going to be someone who is pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends, and they’re going all have to react to her, and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.”
Having spent last season trying to track 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’ve encountered in the past or future. Co-captains of the time-ship Waverider Sara Lance and Ava Sharpe have dealt with monsters, time anomalies, and most recently, villains from Hell, but this season they will face something even more challenging and bizarre … space aliens! After one of their own is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of a dark magician, John Constantine; a semi-reformed arsonist, Mick Rory; historian who transforms into steel, Nate Heywood; and a brother-sister wind-totem-wielding duo, Zara Tarazi and Behrad Tarazi to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend, a woman who was abducted by aliens when she was a child and supposedly imbued with powers that will help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season six is set to air on The CW at some point in 2021.