Ahead of The CW’s DC line-up at San Diego Comic-Con later this month, we have three shiny new synopses for the season premieres of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. With the shows not returning until October, these synopses obviously don’t give much away, but they do offer a reminder of where everything stands going into the new run.
First up, The Flash‘s synopsis reminds us that Barry was last seen jumping into the Speed Force at the end of season 3. Intriguingly, it’s referred to here as “his own personal Hell,” which suggests that it won’t be the heavenly experience that it seemed to be in the finale.
“Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell.”
As for Arrow, the season 5 finale left things on an explosive note as most of Ollie’s friends and family looked to be blown up. The synopsis also reminds us that season 6 will do away with the long-running flashback structure of the show.
“With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty DC Super Hero series. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow.
Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver’s five-year flashback story? Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for a sixth consecutive year, cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and producers will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season.”
Legends of Tomorrow has the briefest synopsis for its premiere, but that might be because a more illuminating one has already appeared online. It recaps the cliffhanger of the season 2 finale, where the Legends discovered they had pretty much screwed up time.
“After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned with London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize that “we broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline fixing a series of Aberrations.”
That’s all we’ve got for now, but expect to find out more about the next seasons of the Arrowverse shows at the series’ SDCC panels on Saturday, July 22nd.