Early this morning, TV Insider revealed some highly awaited news about the Berlanti-verse’s animated spin-off: It’s returning to CW Seed for its second season on Thursday, October 13th (the same day Season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres) and will release subsequent new episodes every Friday. It’s with this news that the wishes of DC fans everywhere are fulfilled. The CW will be premiere new episodes of superhero TV five days a week.
This season will see Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke) “expanding her sense of obligation beyond the borders of Detroit,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim explains. “There’s a much larger world out there that needs her protection.” Now that Mari has mastered how to use her family’s Tantu totem, she’ll be facing off against an enemy that has a totem of his own.
While welcoming back Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak/Overwatch, the new season will host some more heroes in the forms of Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer/The Atom, Franz Drameh’s Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm, Victor Garber’s Martin Stein/Firestorm, and even Katie Cassidy’s Laurel Lance/Black Canary. (Despite a certain hint that was dropped by Arrow EP Wendy Mericle, this season will be set before the hero met her fatal end.)
“In keeping with Mari’s journey of acknowledging that there’s a bigger world out there, we wanted to dramatize that by doubling down on the number of characters we reveal in animated form,” Guggenheim said, regarding the additional guest stars. “It’s something that’s really cool and it’s not just a gimmick. It plays directly into Mari’s character journey.”
Finally, make sure to tune into the October 20th episode of Legends of Tomorrow to meet Mari’s grandmother, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), when she makes her debut in ‘The Justice Society of America‘.