In Season One of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the crew's whole mission was to kill the immortal Vandal Savage (something they were very, very bad at). They finally accomplished that goal in the season finale, leaving many to wonder what exactly is left for the team to do. Rex Tyler a.k.a. Hourman from the Justice Society of America showed up at the end with a warning, but that didn't offer much of a glimpse as to what the future holds. Luckily, executive Producer Marc Guggenheim has just revealed a tiny snippet of the new mission that awaits Rip Hunter and the gang.
As a part of Entertainment Weekly's Spoiler Room segment, someone asked the question of what we can expect from Season 2 of the time traveling show. Marc Guggenheim didn't say much and he didn't reveal anything about the Justice Society of America (JSA), but he did discuss how the team has a new responsibility. They are essentially going to become time cops.
In many ways, the season finale of Season One set up the new mission statement for Season Two. Like Rip says at the end of the season finale, there basically are no more Time Masters. We basically have to be the Time Masters.
The Time Masters were the group of future folk who basically policed the timeline, looking for any disruptions in history and ensuring they get restored. It turned out that they were evil (or at least corrupt) so Rip and the team took away their ability to alter timelines, effectively removing the Time Masters. Now it sounds like the Legends will fill in for them and help set history on the right course. That's a pretty cool premise, and it gives the Legends an excuse to stick together and keep adventuring.
Of course, that doesn't explain the appearance of Hourman, who will no doubt have a major part to play. Fixing the timeline sounds like it will be the backdrop for the season, while the team deals with the bigger plot. One of the problems with Season One was that the plot to kill Savage didn't have enough material to fill a whole season so hopefully their roles as Time Masters will do better in regards to pacing.
There's still a good deal that we don't know about Season 2 of the show, which has slowly been revealing new information. Legends of Tomorrow will have a revolving door of characters joining the line-up, with some staying and others leaving. For example, Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) is no longer a series regular. In addition, a new version of the hero Vixen (played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers) will be joining the team, as well as two new time displaced heroes.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres on Thursday, October 13 on the CW. To learn more about all your favorite shows, check out our Fall TV Premiere Schedule.