After months of eager anticipation, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has arrived on Sky 1 with an action-packed opening episode which left us hooked and excited about what’s to come as the show’s first season unfolds over the coming weeks.
The series, a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, stars former Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, a “time-traveling rogue” who brings together a team of superheroes and villains to tackle “the unstoppable threat” posed by Vandal Savage.
Hunter’s team will be familiar to fans of both parent shows as it includes Firestorm (played by Victor Garber and Franz Drameh), Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), plus Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), who were both introduced to viewers in The Flash season two episode, Legends of Today.
Legends of Tomorrow (8pm Thursdays) joins Sky 1’s growing roster of superheroes which also includes Supergirl as well as Arrow (8pm Wednesdays) and The Flash (8pm Tuesdays), both of which returned this month.
Also back is The Blacklist, one of the true stand-out US dramas of recent years, in which James Spader plays former Navy officer turned international criminal Raymond Reddington who returns to the US after years on the run offering to trade a list of the world’s biggest criminals in return for immunity from prosecution.
The return of season three (Sky Living, Fridays at 9pm) neatly, and with typical Reddington swagger, resolves the ongoing story arc which saw Reddington’s partner Liz (Megan Boone) framed for the Attorney General’s murder. Fellow fans will be pleased to know The Blacklist was recently renewed for a fourth run, guaranteeing us more shady goings on from Reddington’s murky world of international intrigue.
Other series returning include The Walking Dead (Fox), Scandal (Sky Living) and, later this spring, Game of Thrones which is set to thrill Sky Atlantic audiences from April 25th.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the start of these ‘must-see’ shows, each new episode is available on Sky’s extensive catch-up service and, with complete past seasons also available via Sky Boxsets, it’s never too late to start enjoying some of TV’s very best dramas.
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