Production for season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow has commenced, with a familiar name behind the camera. With the Arrowverse set to return at the beginning of October on The CW, writing and production are getting underway for each new season. For Legends, we know the upcoming season will focus on the damage the Legends have caused to time. Part of that will change the show's formula, resulting in periods of time that are very different from how we remember them. Meanwhile, Rip Hunter will be an antagonist (not villain) this season, thanks to his new role policing the timestream.
Legends season 3 should open up a lot of possibilities for a show that has been one of the more fantastical comic book series on TV, since it started. Though things will likely get ironed out in time for 2017's big Arrowverse crossover event, the first half of Legends season 3 is bound to focus on the new version of time that the Legends themselves will have to deal with. While that means new DC characters should be joining the mix, it will also open the door for new takes on historical figures. Now, we have an idea of how things will get going.
Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted out the cover for the second episode of Legends season 3, announcing that it will be the first episode filmed this season. For a show that focuses on traveling through time, it's appropriate enough that the actual series would shoot out of order. The reveal also shows us the title of the second episode, hinting at one of the new characters that it will introduce:
— Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) July 6, 2017
It has been confirmed that Billy Zane is playing P.T. Barnum in Legends of Tomorrow season 3, and episode 2 appears to be where he will do so. While the eponymous freakshow of episode 2 could - and likely does - refer to the Legends themselves, it seems a safe bet that it's also signaling the arrival of Barnum's circus. Given how messed up time is, however, there's no telling exactly what the circus will look like now.
The other exciting piece of information is that Kevin Tancharoen will be directing the episode. Beginning life as a dance choreographer, his time as a television director has seen him work on everything from Arrow to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., leading to some of the best moments on those series. He also directed the Legends season 2 episode 'Shogun', which features some amazing action sequences involving Vixen and White Canary. Given Caity Lotz's similar background in dance, Tancharoen is bound to bring out the best in the actor.
With Legends of Tomorrow coming to Comic-Con 2017, we should learn more about the show and the new season, very soon.
Legends of Tomorrow season 3 premieres Tuesday, October 10 on The CW.
Source: Marc Guggenheim