Even The CW‘s Super-Team series, DC’S Legends of Tomorrow, can’t manipulate time to extend their much deserved hiatus, because the entire cast and crew were on set and ready to work at the beginning of this week.
The show’s Executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, headed to Twitter and shared the cover sheet for the script from episode 2 of season 3, titled Freakshow, which they appear to be shooting first and wrapping on July 18th. Productions often shoot episodes out of order based on soundstage availability, actor schedules and other such considerations.
“Legends of Tomorrow begins production on its third season today with Ep. 302. Yup, we’re shooting out of order. @godfreestories @ketomizu.”, Guggenheim posted.
When season 2 concluded, time was literally out of joint and in a broken state, thanks to the Legends, who will now be tasked to fix it. Which of course means anything can happen and it probably will. Sounds to me like season 3 will be full of surprises. Excellent!
After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time traveling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together.
We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm. Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be moving to Tuesday nights this Fall, airing directly after The Flash on October 10, at 9pm EST.