Following the success of Supergirl, Sky 1 is to give a further boost to fans of super hero dramas with the arrival of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to the channel in 2016.
Based on the iconic DC Comics characters drawn from the same universe as The Flash and Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow joins Sky 1’s line-up of super hero action dramas, which are some of the best performing shows on the channel. Supergirl’s recent launch attracted a consolidated audience of 1.64 million – the largest for a series launch on Sky 1 since 2013. And its success continues, as it draws in an average weekly audience of over 1.1m.
Supergirl has followed in the footsteps of The Flash and Arrow, both of which have loyal fan bases, and are now airing the second and fourth series’ on Sky 1 respectively. Season 4 of Arrow is attracting some of its biggest audiences since 2013, and The Flash is one of Sky 1’s top performing shows ever.
“Hot on the heels of the amazing success of Supergirl, I’m really pleased to announce that another exciting comic-book drama is coming to the channel. From the team behind our three best-loved superhero shows and with a great high-profile cast, there’s real pedigree behind DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. And it’s set in the same world as The Flash and Arrow, too, so it couldn’t be more suited to Sky 1. Our customers are going to love it.” – Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1
In DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), having seen the future, must put together a group of both heroes and villains to take on the formidable, unstoppable threat of Vandal Savage – a threat that not only puts the planet but all of time itself at stake. Fans that want to watch the Superhero action but don’t have Sky can do so via online streaming service NOW TV with an Entertainment Month Pass which is available contract free for £6.99.