Legends of Tomorrow gets an early Season 6 renewal from The CW

The pickup announcement comes two weeks before the show’s Season 5 premiere

The CW has renewed DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for a sixth season.

Tuesday’s early pickup announcement came as a surprise to many, as the superhero team-up series has yet to officially kick off its fifth-season run later this month.

While it’s too early to tell which cast members are returning for Season 6, Caity Lotz, who plays Sara on the show, seemed very excited about the news, based on her latest tweet.

Executive producer Keto Shimizu, meanwhile, shared an adorable Beebo photo with the caption, “We la-la-love early pickups!”

The show’s official Twitter account is also hyped about the renewal, thanking The CW for the renewal and congratulating the show’s entire cast and crew.

 

Also on Tuesday, The CW released the synopsis and promo photos for the show’s Season 5 premiere titled Meet the Legends. In the episode written by Grainne Godfree and James Eagan, Sara (Lotz), Ray (Brandon Routh) and Mick (Dominic Purcell) are shocked to discover that the Legends have become famous. Besides Sara, everyone loves the spotlight so much that they invite a documentary crew on board the Waverider to film them as they investigate a strange new blip in the timeline.

The Legends soon find out that the blip is Rasputin, who happens to be straight out of hell.  With a strong inkling of what causes these new blips, Constantine (Matt Ryan) warns the team that Rasputin won’t be easy to take down.

Directed by Kevin Mock, the episode also stars Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, and many others See the sneak peek images for the premiere in the gallery below:

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 premieres on Tuesday, January 21st at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: DC Legends TV, Entertainment Weekly, Spoiler TV

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