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Matt Ryan to Return in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as a New Character

With DC’s Legends of Tomorrow still zigging through space and zagging through time this summer in season six, the cast and executive producers/co-showrunners took a well-deserved breather and led a wonderfully weird panel at Comic [email protected] today to discuss latest developments on the fan-favorite show from Warner Bros. Television for The CW.

Participating in the panel were cast members Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Adam Tsekhman, Shayan Sobhian, Lisseth Chavez and Matt Ryan, as well as executive producers/co-showrunners Keto Shimizu and Phil Klemmer.

Matt Ryan to Return in DC's Legends of Tomorrow as a New Character

Series star Caity Lotz introduced the panel with a sneak peek at a trailer which featured an exclusive look at the remainder of the show’s sixth season — think bowling, board games, aliens, weddings, magic mushrooms, and a whole lot of dark drama involving John Constantine. You can watch the trailer and the panel below!

In the midst of all the joking and fun, there were, naturally, a few “legendary” reveals. Read on to learn more…

Caity Lotz in Legends of Tomorrow

First up: Matt Ryan and John Constantine. Phil Klemmer revealed that “while John Constantine’s arc on the show is coming to an end in season six, Matt Ryan’s journey with the Legends is not over.”

In season seven, Ryan will be back as a series regular, and he will play a new original role: Dr. Gwyn Davies, an eccentric scientist from the early 20th century who might be the team’s only hope next season.

Matt Ryan said: “As everyone who loves him knows, in the end, John Constantine will walk his path alone. The time has come for John to part ways with the Legends, and for me to part ways with John.

“I’m really excited to be creating this new role on the show and having some fun with it — discovering how this new character fits in and causes some trouble for the Legends.”

Also, joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 will be Amy Louise Pemberton, who has voiced Gideon, the Waverider’s AI, for all six seasons as a series regular.

Pemberton has appeared as the AI’s physical form a handful of times, but she will now portray a flesh-and-blood version of Gideon in the real world.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Mixtape

Lastly, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow fans will now have the opportunity to immerse themselves even further into the series’ musical craziness with a 21-track “Mixtape” of the show’s most memorable musical moments. Whether it’s the David Bowie–inspired “Space Girl” from the current season, or Brandon Routh’s “Mr. Parker’s Cul-De-Sac” from season five, or any of the cast performances of “Puppets of Tomorrow,” “I Surrender,” or “Sweet Baby James,” fans can find their favorites on the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Mixtape (Songs from the Original Television Soundtrack).

Available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, and more, the album will be released on August 20, 2021.

Legends of Tomorrow

Airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Adam Tsekhman, Shayan Sobhian, Lisseth Chavez, Amy Louise Pemberton, with Nick Zano, and Dominic Purcell. It features special appearances by Matt Ryan.

Produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series is based on the characters from DC and has been renewed for a seventh season. Executive producers for season six are Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, Sarah Schechter, Keto Shimizu, Grainne Godfree, and James Eagan.


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