While Legends of Tomorrow‘s freshman season was a lot of fun, there was some obvious story-telling flaws that detracted from its overall success.
However, in an interview with Comic Book Resources, castmembers Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Victor Garber (one-half of Firestorm), and Dominic Purcell (Heatwave) say the show is making a few course corrections that should ensure better story-telling in Season 2.
Bluntly-put, Purcell said:
I felt like last year, there was a bit of predictability to things, which I think tends to happen on a big show. … Now that we’ve got that first year behind us, we know what’s going to work. In the second year, the team and the actors, we’ve all been collaborating; this year, you’re going to see more individualized journeys. We’re going to be pairing off, singles or pairs, instead of the entire group doing the same thing every week around that f–king table. I’m guessing it’s going to be an entirely different kind of show. We’ve shot four or five days — already, I feel a difference.
Caity Lotz, whose character is expected to go on a personal revenge mission against Damien Darhk who killed her sister Laurel on Arrow, had this to say:
It’s less of a, ‘We have to save the world!’ every episode. It’s more contained. It’s starting to get more of a sense of its own tone and character voices. Now, when I read the scripts, it’s so specific. Each character is so distinct, and I like that, when you have these characters that are so rich and interesting. I think they’re shining through this season.
Like his co-stars, Victor Garber was honest about Season 1’s shortcomings, but he, too, feels like the show is making improvements.
I come from the old school where people have conversations, and something happens. Where someone is motivated to act because of something else. So I’m always looking for that in the script, and when it’s not there, I say I think we need something more substantial. I see that changing.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres on Thursday, October 13th, 2016, at 8pm EST on The CW.SuperFable