Firefley’s Jewel Staite brings her talent to the new DC series
If you were wondering where you’d be able to see the Firefly and Stargate: Atlantis alum Jewel Staite, you don’t have to wonder anymore, because news was just released recently that Staite will have a guest-starring role in the latest superhero series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. She’ll be playing Rachel Turner, “a tech genius/roboticist who exists in a future in which technology has an even firmer grip on our lives than it does today.”
According to TV Line, Rachel comes from a line of inventors. As she creates things to make the world a better place, her work will apparently catch the eye of Vandal Savage, the main antagonist for the legendary group.
The series premieres on Thursday, January 21st at 8/7c, however, you’ll have to wait a little longer to see Staite’s character in episode 10.
In the year 2166, the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) is on the verge of his final victory – total chaos and the utter destruction of humanity. As the world crumbles, the Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) takes matters into his own hands; he travels 150 years into the past to assemble a carefully selected team of heroes and rogues to stop him. Hunter has chosen what seems like an ill-matched group: billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller), known as Captain Cold, and his partner Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), AKA Heat Wave, a pair of career criminals; and Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée) and Carter Hall (Falk Hentschel) AKA Hawkgirl and Hawkman. Together this unlikely group will attempt to stop one of the most formidable villains of all time, while they must learn how to not only be a team, but heroes as well. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg