If you have followed the Arrow-verse since the earliest days of its existence, then you already know that it has undergone a massive evolution over the course of the last five years. From Oliver Queen's street-level adventures in Star(ling) City, we have seen the creation of speedsters, the introduction of aliens, and even time travel. The CW's small screen DC universe has become one of the weirdest and most outlandish interconnected worlds in all of pop culture, and seemingly no show epitomizes that idea more than Legends of Tomorrow. An intersection of every single Arrow-verse series, the time travel-based, sci-fi adventure show is an exercise in pure campiness, and it has carved out a great niche for itself over the last two years on the air.
As many of you already know, Legends of Tomorrow got exponentially better between its first and second season. It became much more focused and much more confident in the type of show that it wanted to be. Now that Season 2 has ended and a third season has officially received an announcement, we have a distinct feeling that the series will only continue that upward trajectory. In order to make sense of the future of this beloved DC show, we have taken it upon ourselves to compile a handy guide consisting of everything that we already know about Legends of Tomorrow's third season -- and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available to us. Feel free to go through everything we know and let us know how excited you are for the third season of Legends in the comments section below. Now, let's get started with the most important thing of all: the renewal of Legends of Tomorrow.
Is Legends Of Tomorrow Renewed?
It's an absolutely fantastic time for fans of the Arrow-verse series, as The CW recently renewed all of the network's small screen DC series. This development means Arrow will receive a sixth season, The Flash will be given a fourth season, Supergirl will get a third season, and yes, Legends of Tomorrow will, similarly, receive a third season (not to mention the upcoming first season of Black Lightning). It would certainly be an overstatement to call Legends of Tomorrow the highest rated of the Arrow-verse shows, but there's a certain synergy that has developed between these series, and Legends plays a vital role in that process. Bring on Season 3!
When Will Legends Of Tomorrow Premiere?
Although Season 1 of Legends of Tomorrow was an abridged run of episodes in Spring 2016, Season 2 of the sci-fi series premiered last October and ran for a full 17-episode arc. Season 3 is going to follow that model and use a similar release window. In fact, it was recently announced that Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 would premiere on Tuesday, October 10 at 9 p.m. EST -- right after the Season 4 premiere of The Flash at 8 p.m. EST.
What Will Be The Story Of Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3?
The end of Legends of Tomorrow's second season created an entirely new set of problems once the team defeated the Legion of Doom and ended the Spear of Destiny arc. When the credits rolled on the Season 2 finale, Sara Lance and her team of heroes had quite literally broken time itself. Picking up some time after the defeat of the Legion, Season 3 will follow The Legends as they face off against their former mentor Rip Hunter -- who has formed a new version of the Time Masters known as the Time Bureau. The result of this showdown will be a battle of ideology, as the Legends and the Time Bureau will fight over which organization's methods of safeguarding the timeline yield better results in the long run.
Of course, knowing that Legends of Tomorrow will move in this direction raises a number of questions about how Season 3 will differ from Season 2. Legends benefited quite a bit from the overwhelming charm of the Legion of Doom, so it remains to be seen how the show will operate without such a fresh assortment of bad guys around to constantly play off of our heroes. We have already seen Rip Hunter as a "bad guy" in this series, so Legends of Tomorrow will need to do something to set this new arc apart from what we have seen before. Then again, as long as Vandal Savage never comes back we will probably be just fine.