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?