The much-anticipated new comic book-inspired series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on January 21, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW with some familiar faces from the worlds of The Flash and Arrow leading the cast. Among the talented ensemble is fan favorite Victor Garber who once again takes on the role of Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm. The plot of Legends of Tomorrow has been set up through Arrow and The Flash cross-over episodes, with season one set to feature a battle with immortal Vandal Savage (played by Casper Crump). And during the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, Garber sat down to chat about what audiences can expect from the new series and what part Professor Stein will play in this new team that will be charged with saving the world.
Watch the Victor Garber Legends of Tomorrow interview:
In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues, who together will be… Legends.
Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel), who are really Hawkgirl and Hawkman, two souls who have been reincarnated many times, and who possess the ability to fly… and have a spiritual connection to Vandal Savage.
Convinced by Hunter to join him in the fight to defeat Savage, the group travels back and forth through time to try to stop Savage’s plans from being set into motion, while Hunter struggles to keep to his duty as a Time Master and avoid irreparable damage to the timeline of history. The fate of the world is in the hands of this unlikely team, and the battle to save the earth will be legendary.