There’s good news and bad news.
We’ll begin with the good news. TVLine has learned that Firefly and Stargate Atlantis alum Jewel Staite will guest-star in episode 10 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as 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.
A descendant of a long line of inventors — one of whom turns out to be someone from the DC Universe! — Rachel believes that her creations can make that world a better place. Alas, what the brilliant beauty cannot foresee is that her work is destined to fall into the hands of immortal baddie Vandal Savage, who will use it to take over the world. Unless Rachel can team up with the Legends to stop him. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21.
While the CW DCU continues to expand, however, the TNT DCU is officially D.O.A. TVLine also reported that TNT will not be bringing DC Comics’ Titans to the small screen. Network president Kevin Reilly confirmed on Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
“It is not [still in development],” Reilly shared. “We just decided it wasn’t quite where we wanted to go.”
This news is not a shock. We here at SciFi Pulse will take the cup half-full view and hope Titans finds a network and a vision that meshes with the source material. In the mean time, we will enjoy the DC shows that have made it to air.