The Waverider crew is getting a new member in season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow.
The introduction of the new Legend was revealed in the synopsis for the next season of The CW series, which was released three weeks before the season 5 finale.
According to the synopsis, the Legends, led by co-captains Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan), must recruit a new teammate to protect the timeline from space aliens.
“After one of their own is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal,” read a portion of the synopsis. “It will take more than the combined powers of a dark magician, John Constantine (Matt Ryan); a semi-reformed arsonist, Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell); historian who transforms into steel, Nate Heywood (Nick Zano); and a brother-sister wind-totem-wielding duo, Zari Tarazi (Tala Ashe) and Behrad Tarazi (Shayan Sobhian) 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.”
While details about this new character are being kept under wraps, the news that the show is introducing a new Legend is not surprising at all, especially after the team said goodbye to Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) midway through season 5, and most recently, to Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), in the season 5 finale.
“This was something that was well over a year in the works,” co-showrunner Phil Klemmer told TVLine Richardson-Sellers’s exit from the series. “We knew that [Maisie] was wanting to make her mark as a filmmaker on her own, and so that allowed us to craft a story that would, hopefully, make for a satisfying conclusion. The finale was sort of all about her. For me, it’s so bittersweet, bringing it back to that punk club and The Smell… The good thing is that people are allowed to come back and have come back.”
Richardson-Sellers made her Legends of Tomorrow debut as Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen, in season 2. In season 4, the actress took on the role of Charlie, who was revealed to be the Greek goddess Clotho early in season 5.
In a tweet confirming her departure from the series, Richardson-Sellers said that playing Amaya and Charlie have brought her “so much joy” in the past four years. She also thanked the fans for their “endless love and support” and called them “THE MOST kind, generous, inclusive fan base a show could hope for.”
Thank you for your endless love and support. Amaya and Charlie have brought me so much joy these past 4 years, and you are THE MOST kind, generous, inclusive fan base a show could hope for. Never change. I can’t wait to share the projects I’m currently creating. Love you all ❤️
— Maisie R-Sellers (@maisie_rs) June 3, 2020
Season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow has no release date yet but it is set to premiere in midseason 2021.