In an interview with Collider at the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month, “Legends of Tomorrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed that he and his fellow executive producers want to explore other aspects of Mick Rory’s (Dominic Purcell) character by giving him a love interest in Season 2.
“This year, we want [Mick] to fall in love with someone and be like, ‘What are feelings?!’” Guggenheim told the website. While Guggenheim didn’t reveal which character is going to spark romance with Mick next installment, his fellow executive producer Phil Klemmer seemed to divulge who the lucky lady is during a recent chat with TVLine.
Although Klemmer didn’t directly name Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), a.k.a. Vixen, as Mick’s new love interest, he did say that he is most excited for fans to see the fun dynamic between the two characters.
“To put a ‘greatest generation’ JSA member against a 2016 criminal scumbag makes for delicious tension!” Klemmer said.
Richardson-Sellers revealed to TVLine last July that viewers will first meet her character “in a different time period, 1940s.” “[The Legends and I] kind of collide there,” she said. “And I’m with a different group. I’m with the Justice Society of America.”
The official character description for Amaya revealed that she will board the Waverider and join the Legends in their mission to stop a new mysterious threat. Like her granddaughter Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke), Amaya’s powers are also derived from the Tantu Totem, which allow her to magically access the abilities of animals.
When the show picks up six months after the events in the Season 1 finale, Mick “is [still] basically just trying to white-knuckle his way through the whole experience [of policing time],” Guggenheim told Collider.
“He cannot, for the life of himself, figure out what he’s doing, as a member of a superhero team,” the exec producer added of Mick. So perhaps falling for someone will help him find a whole new purpose in the team.
“Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2 premieres on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. on The CW.