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Rip Hunter Gets a Team in First Episode of Legends of Tomorrow, Coming January 21

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The CW has released an official synopsis for episode 1 of its new show, Legends of Tomorrow. 

Legends joins Arrow and Flash in the Arrowverse and debuts on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

The main villain of Legends, Vandal Savage, was introduced to audiences in last year’s Flash/Arrow crossover event. Savage is an immortal being who conquers the world in the future. Time-traveler, Rip Hunter, assembles a team of superheroes (legends, if you prefer) who are tasked with stopping him.

Here’s the official synopsis of episode 1 of Legends of Tomorrow.

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 to stop him.

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) aka Hawkgirl and Hawkman.