Legends of Tomorrow retooled? Showrunner Phil Klemmer has revealed how the second season’s ‘macro’ focus will help the CW drama’s Season 3 renewal charge, per TVLine:
This show is fairly intensely serialized, if only because we explained what we were going to be doing so explicitly. Like, “Vandal Savage ruins the world on this that day! This is what we’re trying to stop! He’s immortal!” It doesn’t take a genius to realize that we’re going to fail 15 times and then succeed. It was such a linear quest, so we wanted to unfold Season 2 much more like a mystery in the macro sense, in terms of what our season-long mystery is. And even with individual episodes, now that we’re “time masters” and fixing these things that we’ve termed “aberrations”, it’s not always like you know the objective in the first frame of the episode. There are time criminals out there screwing with history, and we don’t always know what has been changed and what the consequences are. That gives our team a little more breathing room, now that they’re not burdened with having to save the world. If you have a smaller stakes mission, it allows our team to do what they do best, which is to disagree, screw around, have personal agendas….
We got very sci-fi towards the end of last season, and this season is much more about inhabiting those recognizable historical eras.
Stay tuned for the very latest on the cancel/renew status of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 3…