It’s been a rough last few months, but it looks like everything’s gonna be alright, now that Legends of Tomorrow is returning in less than a week. It remains the best of the Arrowverse shows not just because it’s lighter in tone, not just because it takes the most chances, but because no other series is quite as good at creating bold, dynamic, lovable characters you like almost instantly. The cast also constantly rotates, bringing in new blood all the time and keeping the show fresh — and yet somehow there’s never been a truly bad character.
As was promised a century ago when the last season finale aired, the theme of Season Six will be “ALIENS.” Sara Lance has been abducted, and she’s now trapped on a ship in outer space, still clad in her punk gear from the previous storyline. The crew discovers the same extraterrestrials who took Ava’s galpal are now causing havoc throughout history and, once again, they have to save time. Enter the latest new member of the Waverider, a UFO expert who calls herself “Spooner” (don’t you just love this show?)
EW.com caught co-showrunner Phil Klemmer and tied him down for some more answers. He revealed the following things about LoT Season Six: the Big Bad is named Bishop, “a mad genius with a god complex” who took Sara not out of malice, but in hopes of recruiting her to his side. You can see him in the trailer below, along with a noticeable increase in goopy scenes, which Klemmer says is an accurate edit: “We do get to blast a fair share of [aliens] and get to see what their insides look like. There’s definitely more goo and gore and gross out. Oh, there are so many secretions. There’s just so many weird, gross alien scenes. Just Constantine ingesting so many disgusting concoctions, and so many people covered in slime, goo, and grossness.” Got that?
The coolest thing we heard is that there will be an episode that has an animated portion in the style of Disney movies from the 90s. “There are some beautiful songs and Astra, played by Olivia Swann, gets to be our version of a Disney princess. The reason we did that originally is that we broke it as live-action, and then there’s a point in the story where it becomes so outlandish that I was really having a difficult time seeing it in my head as live-action. I was like, ‘Guys, this feels like a ’90s Disney movie.’ It was sort of a joke. ‘What if we hired a bunch of Disney animators from the ’90s who have all retired and did a ’90s feature thing?'”
BEEBO WANT. Legends of Tomorrow returns this Sunday at 8 on The CW.