DC Week as its been called has already begun, with the return of Flash and the two DC specials. However, it’ll end with Legends of Tomorrow’s debut on Thursday. As it is now, the show is comprised of characters from both Arrow and Flash, with the only true new character being Rip Hunter played by Arthur Darvill. Many have wondered whether the characters will return to the Arrow or Flash series during the show’s run. As it stands now, it will not. As executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kriesberg have revealed to IGN that the character will not come back to their home shows “any time soon”:
“In the pilot, our characters are sort of plucked from 2016 and put on a time ship and travel throughout time. The fact of the matter is by the nature of that, they don’t have any opportunity to interact with the characters of Flash and Arrow as far as Season 2 of Flash and Season 4 of Arrow are concerned,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told IGN. “We want to create a time travel show, and once you’re doing that, you’re not interacting with your other characters, which I think we were all very fine with.”
He continued, “There’s no plan to return them to their sister shows any time soon. We really love the ensemble that we’ve built, and a big part of the cache of the show is the dynamic between this group of people. While we always say it’s fun to mix and match and constantly replenish the team, we don’t want to do that without losing the magic that we currently have.”
They went on to note that each season will likely have a definitely end, with a new mission should more seasons come. Though there has been no word yet if the show will make it out of its freshman season.