DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Series Regular Not Returning for Season 6
Following last night’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 finale, TVLine is revealing that Maisie Richardson-Sellers will not be returning as a series regular for Season 6.
Spoiler alert for those who have not seen the finale: Richardson-Sellers’ character Charlie’s storyline ended with her deciding to stay behind in 1970s London with her punk band The Smell, putting down roots and saying goodbye to her pals.
Richardson-Sellers has portrayed two different characters on the series since she joined the cast during the Season 2 premiere, starting with Amaya Jiwe, aka Vixen, a member of the Justice Society of America in the 1940s. In the Season 3 finale, Amaya returned to her own time in 1942. Richardson-Sellers took on the new role as the shapeshifter Charlie, who was also revealed to be one of the Greek Fates called Clotho.
“This was something that was well over a year in the works,” co-showrunner Phil Klemmer said. “We knew that [Maisie] was wanting to make her mark as a filmmaker on her own, and so that allowed us to craft a story that would, hopefully, make for a satisfying conclusion. The finale was sort of all about her. For me, it’s so bittersweet, bringing it back to that punk club and The Smell… The good thing is that people are allowed to come back and have come back.”
Based on the characters from DC, the series is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, and Sarah Schechter.