“Legends of Tomorrow” newcomer Nick Zano has a big role in Season 2 of the “Arrow” - “The Flash” offshoot.
According to the recently released synopsis for the upcoming installment, Zano’s character Dr. Nate Heywood — grandchild of Justice Society of America member Commander Steel — will have a difficult task thrust upon him at the beginning of the new season.
“After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges,” reads the synopsis. “Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery — the Legends are scattered throughout time. Nate must find a way to rescue Season 1’s beloved team of heroes and rogues.”
In the comics, Nate follows his grandfather's footsteps as a superhero and becomes Citizen Steel, and based on the synopsis for Season 2, it seems that the CW’s incarnation of the character has the same arc.
“When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself,” reads a portion of the season 2 summary.
Showrunner Phil Klemmer, however, revealed to TVLine during a group interview at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con last month that Nate will be introduced on the show as a plain civilian.
“He’s sort of our audience's point of view,” the executive producer said of Nate. “Coming into this world, he's the guy who hasn't traveled through time [and] doesn't have powers.”
Powerless or not, the synopsis suggested that Nate is going to be successful in rescuing the Legends. However, “as the team reunites, a mystery looms — the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).”
“I think Rip is getting frustrated with having to police time with [his crew]. They’ve been doing it for a while, and it’s not going particularly well. [He’s] like a disappointed parent at the moment,” Darvill told TVLine of where fans will find his character at the start of Season 2. “And then there’s a big change [to him] that I can’t talk about, but it’s very exciting and his world gets mixed up.”
"Legends of Tomorrow" Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. on The CW.