There’s about to be two more empty seats on the Waverider. Late Thursday night, Deadline reported that both Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford will depart DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as series regulars.
Routh, who plays Ray Palmer/Atom, has been on the show since the show premiered back in 2016. Meanwhile, Ford, who plays Nora Darhk, was promoted to series regular back in 2018. The decision to have the pair leave the show comes as their storyline is wrapping up.
“Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu said in a statement. “They have always brought a level passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen – that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.”
Routh confirmed the news in an Instagram post, where he thanked the cast and crew as well as the fans for the past five years. Ford took to Twitter to give her thanks and show her appreciation to the network, cast, and crew.
With Routh and Ford leaving, the speculation begins about who will replace them on the show. With Arrow ending, could some of those characters fill those empty seats on the Waverider? Personally, I’d love to see Black Canary on the show.
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns to The CW in 2020.