Knowing that the cast and crew for both The Flash and Arrow are getting back to work, it only makes sense that their extended family over at Legends of Tomorrow do the same. Truth be told, fans may be getting even antsier when it comes to seeing the Waverider crew returning more than others when you consider that their second season concluded in early April as opposed to late May.
As it turns out, they’ll be shooting the second episode first, believe it or not. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by stalwart scribes Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree, “Freakshow” sounds like our heroes will be getting back to business as usual, with the whole dino crisis already being behind them after the premiere, just as we predicted.
Now, shooting episodes out of order doesn’t happen all the time in the world of television, but it’s not exactly unheard of. Usually, it’s done because a certain actor has a small window of availability, and they must be accommodated. The diehard geeks among you may remember how the second part of Smallville’s series finale was shot before the few episodes that would precede it in order to allow for Michael Rosenbaum’s return or how the fourth episode of Supernatural’s sixth season, “Weekend at Bobby’s,” was shot before all others so Jensen Ackles could get the hang of this directing thing. Our best guess is that a situation comparable to that will hold true, knowing that Billy Zane has been cast as P.T. Barnum, and what better time to introduce him than in an episode titled “Freakshow”?
Legends of Tomorrow returns for its third season on Tuesday, October 10 on The CW. In the meantime, you can check out the front cover for the second episode’s teleplay below.