DC's Legends of Tomorrow may be connected to the same universe as its fellow CW series Arrow and The Flash, but this upcoming superhero show could differ from them in a big way.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow will be an anthology series, showrunner Phil Klemmer recently told Screen Rant.

"This is not designed to go forever. This season is meant to be standalone," Klemmer said in the interview. "This is meant to be a season that is tightly serialized that, when it’s over, you can’t go home again. It’s not going to begin Season 2 with us all hopping back on the same ship and like ‘Let’s get Vandal! Let’s get him for real this time!’ This is not traditional episodic television."

With the success of American Horror Story and True Detective — the first season, at least — anthology series, where each season of the show features a new story with new characters but remains true to the overall premise of the series, are incredibly popular right now. It was only a matter of time before something like this made its way into a TV adaptation of comic book characters, especially since these shows are becoming increasingly popular.

However, Klemmer also pointed out that DC's Legends of Tomorrow will not be "as anthological as True Detective" but more in the vein of American Horror Story.

“The way we think of it is each arc, each season is its own separate movie. What we want to do is have each separate movie have its own identity," Klemmer told Screen Rant. "So almost to the point where each season was telling one big story that you could sort of subtitle, like the way you do subtitle ‘American Horror Story,’ if that makes sense.”

DC's Legends of Tomorrow will feature characters previously introduced on Arrow and The Flash, including Firestorm (Victor Garber), White Canary (Caity Lotz), The Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Dominic Purcell), as well as newcomers Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee). They will band together to try and stop a bleak future created by villain Vandal Savage from becoming reality.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow is expected to premiere some time in the first half of 2016 as part of The CW's midseason lineup.

Via Comic Book Resources

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