Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow coming to FOX8.

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Foxtel has confirmed the exclusive Australian rights to Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, both for FOX8.

Supergirl, which is attracting some media anticipation, will premiere at 8:30pm Sunday, December 6th. It stars Melissa Benoist in the title role, and premieres in the US on October 26th. It also features Calista Flockhart, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan.

Arrow / Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow, which centres on time-travelling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), will debut in the US and on FOX8 in early 2016. It will feature a mix of actors from The Flash / Arrow including Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Ciarra Renee, Franz Drameh, Wentworth Miller and Aussie Dominic Purcell.

Meanwhile season two of The Flash will air Express from the US at 7:30pm Wednesday, October 7 at 7.30pm.

Season four of Arrow will also air Express from the US from 7:30pm Thursday, October 8.

Both shows air just hours after the US. All four shows are co-created or developed by Greg Berlanti.

In Supergirl, Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s cousin and unassuming office worker by day, decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El (Superman). Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.

Now 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). She works alongside her friend and IT technician Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and famous photographer James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), who Grant just hired away from the Daily Planet to serve as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats.

Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, though her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Legends of Tomorrow is the third show set within the world of Arrow and The Flash.

Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

30 Comments:

  1. Its great news that all the shows are together on the one network. It kinda had to happen, as witout the leadup from The Flash as well as Arrow, the launch of Legends of Tomorrow wouldn’t have worked as well. Although it’s sad that we don’t have access to shows on fta that are fta in their country of origin, at least more good shows on foxtel make the expense better value that it was before.

  2. It’s good that these shows will actually air here and not just sit on the shelf at Nine for months, years. There will be opportunities to buy the episodes as they air on Google play and itunes. But if you’re a fan of all these DC shows, a Foxtel subscription just became much better value.

    • Not everyone wants to get the foxtel monopoly or can afford it. Also viewers may not want to purchase a series that they would only watch once and doing that enough times can get quite expensive. For a lot of people if its not on free to air they simply don’t get to watch it. It makes you wonder what crap free to air networks fill on all their channels when good dramas keep getting sent to foxtel.

      • For example went to check out how much season 3 of arrow costs on iTunes. Its $45. That’s expensive for one series that you may only watch once that’s already aired.

        The entertainment industry thinks money grows on trees.

        • Yes and that is why I said Foxtel was now good value for DC fans. Four shows in the base package, plus other shows that they may like is a big improvement. I didn’t think Foxtel was good value when I looked into it, as it only had one or two shows I followed at any one time.
          I still think it being on Foxtel with second options to purchase on iTunes is a better deal than FTA networks hoarding their shows.

      • So because some people don’t want to pay for Foxtel, those who do should miss out on good TV because the FTA channels don’t show the complete series/don’t show them in HD/don’t show them at the same time each week/don’t show them at all?

        • If you want to throw away your money on an expensive service that’s full of reruns and ads then that’s your choice but not all of us have that luxury. Sure foxtel will get some dramas but its really disgraceful of a free to air network to sell a series that was very poorly treated to foxtel at season 4 and stuff around their viewers.

          • Not sure whether we can conclude a FTA network sold it. As Nine has separated from its Warner Bros deal Foxtel may have simply moved on an open market as Seven did with Big Bang. I can’t confirm at this stage.

          • @David Knox
            Ok I guess 9 needs to explain the fine print of losing this warner brother deal better for viewers. Big bang isn’t the only thing viewers watch on 9 and it seems other shows are affected. Sell may not have been the right word to use depending what you find out but I do think letting go/losing a series at season 4 sets a bad precedent. I’ve been reluctant for many years to watch overseas drama on 9 and after whats happened with arrow its probably going to be a blanket ban on overseas drama on 9 in the future.

  3. Great news. I like the fact that foxtel announce a show weeks and months out and then stick to it. They don’t feel the need to screw over the viewer and change it or drop it. Gotham next please!

  4. Thanks ch 9- I don’t have foxtel & I don’t have time to record it at my parents place & go around there once a week to watch.

    So p/o that Arrow is now on Foxtel.

    • It pretty much is for me now, i’ve finally accepted fta dosn’t cater much for me any more. Really all my favorite shows have gone to Foxtel, Eastenders, Days of our lives, A Place to call home, The Flash, now Arrow, Supergirl and Legends. I literally just got Foxtel last month. Good timing I’d say.

  5. Great news for all of these shows, especially Arrow, which means that I don’t have to watch it by other means now. I am concerned about the month long wait for Supergirl though. I am very curious about Legends of Tomorrow

      • Which I didn’t mind with The first season of The Flash. Sure I could understand people’s frustrations on spoilers etc. but I wasn’t spoiled at all. I liked the fact that we got the entire season virtually uninterrupted week to week for the entire season…

  6. Nice to see that Arrow will be fasttracked & aired around the same time as The Flash. Good thing for any crossover which I presume will continue happening. Has FOX8 even aired S3 of Arrow yet though? If not I wonder if they’ll skip ahead or air multiple episodes a week to get through it & finish S2. Not really surprised to see it move, I’ve been waiting for it ever since FOX8 started airing Arrow. Shame for anyone like me who doesn’t have Foxtel though, but at least my parents have it so I’ll have to ask them to record for me. Anything is better than waiting months for whenever Nine will air it though

  7. DC shows don’t pull huge numbers (not enough for FTA main channel) but fit Fox8’s niche broadcasting demographic. And Fox8 will show them as they air in the US, so the crossovers between the CW shows will work out.

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