Legends of Tomorrow Season 5: Release Date, Cast, Story, and More News

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Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 is happening, and they're not wasting any time putting together the roster.

Legends of Tomorrow, arguably the best superhero show on The CW (yep, I said it), has been renewed for another season. Yes, friends, Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 will be in your eyeballs sometime during the 2019-2020 TV season.

The news was announced at today’s bi-annual Television Critics Association during the winter, along with the renewal of nine other shows, including The FlashArrow, and Black Lightning. (Hopefully, this means we’ll be getting even more crossover events past Crisis on Infinite Earths!) And, yes, we know what you’re wondering: Supernatural was renewed for a Season 15.

“This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. 

read more: Crisis On Infinite Earths — What to Expect From the Crossover

He continued: “In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming. The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning. These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Cast

EW has confirmed that Olivia Swann, who played Astra Logue, one of John Constantine’s major foes, is being promoted to series regular for Legends of Tomorrow season 5. Astra first appeared last season as a figure from Constantine’s past bent on giving the Legends all kinds of trouble, including releasing the spirits of Charles Manson and Genghis Khan back into the timeline. 

“A lot of what Constantine is going to be dealing with this is season is his very complicated relationship with [Astra] and a desire to save her despite all the pain and trouble she’s putting us through,” executive producer Keto Shimizu told EW.

Astra was created by Jaime Delano and John Ridgway in Hellblazer #8 (1988).

Jes Macallan will also return as a series regular for Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 (via Deadline), so expect Ava Sharpe to spend a LOT more time on the Waverider. We’re okay with that!

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Story

This season will apparently delve into elements of “how fame affects people” according to some recent interviews from the showrunners. We have more details on this right here.

Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Release Date

It looks like that season premiere will be the final chapter of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.. The Legends of Tomorrow season 5 premiere date is Jan. 14, 2020.

Keep up with all our Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 news, reviews, and more right here.

Kayti Burt is a staff editor covering books, TV, movies, and fan culture at Den of Geek. Read more of her work here or follow her on Twitter @kaytiburt.


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Kayti Burt

Aug 13, 2019



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