The CW just released the very first details about the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (which will continue airing in its 9pm Tuesday slot after The Flash). Last we saw, the Legends–minus former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill)–crash-landed in Los Angeles in 2017 but things weren’t exactly copacetic. After having interacted with their past selves to prevent Doomworld, they found that they broke the timeline.

When Season 3 premieres, we’ll meet the Time Bureau, an organization headed by none other than Rip himself. How different will their methods be from the Time Masters? What does Aruba look like in this new timeline? Where is Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers)?!? All these questions are sure to be answered when Legends returns in the Fall.

Check out the synopsis for the next season below:

After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new threat created by their actions at the end of last season. In revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they have essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms – a scattering of people, animals, and objects all across time! Our team must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart. But before our Legends can jump back into action, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and his newly established Time Bureau call their methods into question. With the Time Bureau effectively the new sheriffs in town, the Legends disband – until Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) discovers one of them in the middle of his well-deserved vacation in Aruba. Seeing this as an opportunity to continue their time travelling heroics, Sara (Caity Lotz) wastes no time in getting the Legends back together. We reunite with billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the unconventional historian-turned-superhero Nick Heywood (Nick Zano), and Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm.

Once reunited, the Legends will challenge the Time Bureau’s authority over the timeline and insist that however messy their methods may be, some problems are beyond the Bureau’s capabilities. Some problems can only be fixed by Legends.

Based on the characters from DC, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Trollhunters,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”), Phil Klemmer (“The Tomorrow People,” “Chuck”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”).

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  • Peter Hill

    Wow…okay. Honestly, I’m sure it’ll be great like the second season was, but the synopsis for season 3 did not excite me at all. The whole questioning time travel yardy yarda has been done so many times now.

  • What I am curious about is if [1] Legends is now disconnected from the rest of the Arrowverse until they fix the timeline; or [2] the 2017 Legends returned to in their season finale is a future 2017 relative to the “May 2017” season finale of Arrow and Flash we’re going to see next week.

    In the first option, it will be a very sad reality if that will be the case. There will be two timelines – [a] Prime timeline (Arrow and Flash); and [b] Bureau Timeline (Legends).
    * If Arrow or Flash appears in the Bureau Timeline, it will be that timeline’s version of them.
    * If Legends appear in Arrow and/or Flash, it will be “after” Legends fixed their timeline

    However, there is one interesting thing that may come out of this. If Prime Flash appears in the Bureau Timeline, then he is becoming like Savitar — able to access other timelines, and which of course, would make things worse since speedsters are like gods, no time agency or group can ever detect their changes (Flashpoint for example).

    If it is the second option (the 2017 Legends returned to is a future 2017 relative to May 2017 of Arrow and Flash season finales), then Arrow and Flash will be very interesting — they can not be just oblivious to these anachronisms the Legends caused. The only difference, they will not know what’s causing it, and it’ll be something they’ve been struggling about for a long time — relative to them (not Legends).

    I also noticed how they worded the synopsis, “return all the anachronisms to their original timelines”. It means the Legends have the capability to travel between timelines? That is a whole lot of literary trouble for them. Speedsters are like gods, time agencies can’t detect the changes made by Speedsters (again like Flashpoint), and so far no Speedster in Arrowverse can travel between timelines — only transfer memories and power (like in Savitar’s case). And suddenly Legends can?

    If it wasn’t a typo or wasn’t a write-up by someone who is not aware of how to use time travel terminologies correctly, then why did Legends has to choose to violate their rule on time travel in its season finale when they can just “escape” back to the Prime Timeline? Why are we again following the story of Flash post-Flashpoint when the solution can be as easy as travelling to another timeline — will this be the solution to “saving” Iris? Flash will travel to another timeline (just like what Legends will be doing in the next season) and “kidnap” Iris there and bring her to Prime Timeline?

    Literary can of worms there. Time travel is already messy for both Legends and Flash, timeline cross-travel is a totally different mess.