Deadline is reporting that in the wake of Thursday’s episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Wentworth Miller (a.k.a. Leonard Snart/Captain Cold) will exit the Waverider as a series regular but has entered into a contract that will make him a regular on the various Greg Berlanti-produced CW-DC shows. For now, Miller will reportedly be limited to Legends and The Flash, the series his character was created for, but could conceivably extend to Arrow and perhaps Supergirl as well.
The online trade reports Miller was never intended to be a permanent member of the Legends team, and that Berlanti pitched him a flexible arrangement where he would recur on multiple shows simultaneously as Snart.
“What it really emulates to us is the comic books themselves where there really are a cast of characters,” Berlanti told Deadline. While Miller “won’t be part of the team of Legends on board of The Waverider next year, he will have a very active role on the show.”
If Miller’s arrangement works, Berlanti said the model could be extended to other actors to appear across multiple shows.
On Thursday’s episode of Legends, Snart apparenly dies in an explosion as he sacrifices himself to defeat Vandal Savage, completing his character arc as a villain who evolves into a hero. But in a show about time travel and in a universe that features multiple dimensions, death has to be considered something of 'just a flesh wound.'
According to Berlanti, the whole point of Legends is flexibility with the core team. “One of joys and advantages is that it allows us to change in success who is on The Waverider and not,” Berlanti said. “Flash and Arrow are very much about building one team, while there is an anthology element to Legends.”
Legends is already looking for two new team members for next season, reportedly a "male in his late-20s to mid-30s is being sought to play a guy who grew up in the shadow of his World War II hero grandfather and has used a Han Solo-like facade to conceal his insecurity — until, that is, the development of super powers enables him to love up to his family legacy."
And a female member of an elite paramilitary team living in the 1940s. "An African-American, she is scrutinized in her time for both her gender and race and thus has worked twice as hard to be a perfect soldier. That said, she blames herself for — and aims to avenge — the death of a team member for whom she had repressed feelings."
“Every year for this show people should expect a new adventure,” said Berlanti. “There will be new teammates, a new big bad. Mixing and matching things is part of the fun of the show.”