Furthering The CW’s grip on the DC universe is clearly the intent of The CW but it’s unclear whether Netflix is part of that equation. This will be the third show that’s currently airing to sit alongside The Flash and Arrow in their shared universe. That means things are stepping up and Legends of Tomorrow is off to a great start but will those who’ve missed out be able to catch up on Netflix at any point? We look to find out here.
The debut season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow focuses on multiple different heroes in the shared universe that’s also inhabited by CW’s other shows currently in production. Each of the heroes featured here are on the other end of the spectrum compared to our other heroes. They’re a rag team of misfit super heroes that are working together after a time travelling Rip Hunter recruits them to stop an impending apocalypse from devouring the Earth as we know it.
There’s a ton of great characters in this and for a first season, it’s exceptionally well realized even at this early point in its development. The cast in this title is also worth noting too with ex-actors of Doctor Who and Prison Break on board.
In season 1 there’s been 16 confirmed episodes that started airing in January 2016 and will finish up on May 5th, 2016. The CW has been tight lipped about streaming options for the show but there’s a few things that could happen to the show and we’ve outlined them below.
In the best scenario for us, Netflix would pick up the show along with updating all of the other CW content in their renewal period which in this case, would be October 2016. That’d bring Legends of Tomorrow along with season 4 of Arrow and season 2 of The Flash to Netflix to service at the same time. This would be our best case scenario but there are a few rumors being churned out that may prevent this from happening.
Firstly, the CW contract with Netflix comes to an end this year which could mean that not only would we not be able to catch Legends of Tomorrow ever being added, it’d also mean the removal of all the other DC content on Netflix too. Rumors began late last year where CBS, the channels parent company, stated its intention to begin its own streaming service.
Of course another option for the show could be that it’s exclusively signed up to the Hulu library but given the contract we mentioned earlier is currently shared by Hulu, that may not be a possibility either.
We really hope that it’s added to Netflix as I’m sure many of you guys are too.
What do you think? Would Netflix and The CW be foolish not to bring its latest superhero show to Netflix?