Chicago P.D’s Lisseth Chavez Join DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

The Legends have a new member in the Waverider it seems.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow now have their very own alien expert.

Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez, who played the role of officer Vanessa Rojas, will now join the time ship team and become Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz.

For the 6th season of the show, we see the Legends dealing with not just people displaced in time, but actual aliens. The team will be “hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.”

Under the leadership of their co-captains Sara Lance and Ava Sharpe, the time ship crew are on a journey to fight some aliens this time. Sara gets kidnapped by said aliens and thus rose the need for an alien expert.

Lisseth Chavez at an event

Chavez’s Spooner is “a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…” She is “tough and self-sufficient” and “lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens.”

On the DC FanDome Panel that happened on the 12th of September, executive producer Grainne Godfree shared “She is not going to be the lovable loser that we normally have.” Spooner will be resourceful for the team, but we don’t know whether she would be friendly with them yet. “And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared. A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens.”

Colin Donnell and Josh Segarra

Chavez will be joining a long list of actors who have worked for both the ArrowVerse and the ChicagoVerse. The Arrowverse still misses Colin Donnell as well as Josh Segarra! But Spooner will be a lot different from the best friend Tommy or the best enemy Prometheus.

“She’s going to be someone who is pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends, and they’re going all have to react to her, and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit,” said the executive producer for the show, and we hope the audience will like this new character as they have all the other Legends in this show so far.

Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Brandon Routh

Shayan Sobhian, who plays Zari’s younger brother Behrad in the show, has been promoted to series regular, along with Olivia Swan’s Astra. Unfortunately, Maisie Richardson-Sellers‘ Charlie and Brandon Routh’s Atom won’t be returning to the show.

Caity Lotz’s Sara Lance, Dominic Purcell’s Mick Rory, Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood, Tala Ashe’s Zari, Jes Mccallan’s Ava Sharpe and Matt Ryan’s Constantine would be coming back as series regulars.

Season 6 of Legends of Tomorrow is expected to premiere sometime in mid 2021 on The CW.

Swagata Das
Swagata Das

Swagata works as a Senior Features Editor at AnimatedTimes. Having previously worked as a Content Writer, her passion for everything pop culture became her true calling as she now works with a global team of writers to brainstorm unique, groundbreaking ideas. Having done her Masters in English Literature, Swagata is a self-professed K-Pop addict with an affinity to work her charms on unsuspecting friends to induct them into the fandom cult.

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