The fifth season of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow concluded its 16-episode run in May 2019. During the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow panel at DC FanDome, it was revealed that the upcoming Season 6 of the show will add a new series regular joining the cast; Lisseth Chavez in the role of Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz.
Chavez is previously best known for her role as Officer Vanessa Rojas on the NBC drama Chicago, P.D., but she has also appeared on many hit television shows including Murder in the First, The Fosters, and The OA.
Chavez’s Spooner Cruz isn’t based on anyone in the comics, but she is described as:
“Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of—and defence against—space aliens.
And while some might call her paranoid, she calls it being prepared.
A survivor of a childhood alien encounter, Spooner now believes she has the ability to communicate telepathically with aliens, making her the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance, Ava Sharpe and the Legends who, in season six, will be hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history.”
Having spent last season tracking down the Loom of Fate in order to bring back their slain comrades, the team must now save history from aliens. Stars Caity Lotz, Nick Zano, Matt Ryan, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Amy Louise Pemberton and Shayan Sobhian joined executive producers Phil Klemmer, Keto Shimizu and Grainne Godfree in the DC FanDome panel.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Season 6 is slated to premiere in 2021.