The new seasons of Arrow and Flash are set to debut in just a couple weeks, but there is still DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the horizon. With the series already filming, we have now gotten word of the casting of another character that also gives us our first details of a time period the show will visit.
Set to launch in early 2016, Legends of Tomorrow is the ultimate team-up series for DC’s TV universe that brings together a team of characters like The Atom (Brandon Routh), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee).
We’ve gotten a long list of heroes or anti-heroes so far, and it sounds like we’ve now found another that may stray the line between good and bad, at least when she’s first introduced. TVLine broke the news yesterday that one of the breakout stars of the summer has joined the cast of Legends of Tomorrow in a very interesting role.
That actress is Stephanie Corneliussen, who quickly made herself known in the summer hit Mr. Robot. She is set to play the role of Valentina Vostok, which is described as the following:
“Valentina is described as a gifted and beautiful Soviet physicist who will stop at nothing to defend her precious “Motherland.” When the Legends encounter her at the height of the Cold War, they suspect her of working with Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) on a secret weapon. Ray/The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Leonard/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) must vie for Valentina’s affection in an attempt to thaw her cold heart, and find out where her allegiance truly lies -— before she completes her project and potentially turns the tide of the Cold War.”
The most interesting part about her casting is that it means the series will at some point visit the Cold War era, which has a lot of possibilities. Having Vandal Savage as the villain and time travel as a mechanic should make this show a fun ride to experience when it debuts next year.