The social media campaign to save DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been going strong since the series ended last year, and now streamer Pluto TV is the target of a renewed effort to bring the Waverider crew back from their cliffhanger ending. In recent months, fans have shifted their energy from lobbying The CW to reaching out to streamers who might be interested in bringing a cult show back to life. One such streaming service, Pluto TV, has publicly responded to the questions, saying they think the series is “amazing” and that fan feedback will be shared with the appropriate people within their organization.
This could be a genuine promise, or a formality, but the timing is likely to draw a lot of attention to Pluto TV. The comment comes just as a #SaveLegendsOfTomorrow campaign is online preparing for the latest round of billboards to appear in New York’s Times Square and around the world.
You can see the tweet below.
Thank you for contacting us with your suggestion. We also love DC’s Legends of Tomorrow! Our viewers are important to us, and we care about what you have to say. Rest assured that your comments have been forwarded to the right team.
— Pluto TV (@PlutoTV) January 12, 2023
This isn’t the first time a “big name” has spoken out about the Legends of tomorrow fan efforts. Shortly after taking over as co-CEO of the newly formed DC Studios, protectors of the universe director James Gunn had this to say:
“Twitter opened at the end of a long, creative weekend to see the many tweets to #SaveLegendsofTomorrow & #ReleaseTheAyerCut and fan support for other DC projects over the years. Most of these requests were enthusiastic and respectful,” Gunn wrote. “As the new (and first-ever) CEOs of DC Studios, Peter and I feel it is important that we acknowledge you, the fans, and let you know that we hear your differing wishes for the ways forward for DC. While our ability to communicate on Twitter has been reduced due to the workload of our new features, we’re listening and open to anything as we embark on this journey, and will continue to do so for years to come, but all of our initial focus is on the story going forward, we’re hammering on the new DCU and telling the greatest story ever told across multiple movies, television shows, and animated projects. We’re inviting all DC fandoms across the multiverse—and everyone else, too—to this new universe. Can’t wait to hear more to reveal.”
Legends of tomorrow launched as a vehicle for supporting characters from Arrow and The flash whose stories wrapped up on those shows, but who had become fan favorites. Brought together by Time Master Rip Hunter, the team navigated a timeship through the history of the DC Universe, resolving anacronisms and anomalies in the time stream. Over the years, the show has gotten weirder and wilder, with characters and stories that strayed wildly from the comic book source material…and critics and audiences alike praised the new look. Legends with a lot more love than the first two seasons managed to get.
In the later seasons Legends was praised for its creative storytelling, ability to continually reinvent itself, and a commitment to diverse representation rarely matched in superhero media. Its cancellation came as part of a broader move by The CW’s new owner at Nexstar to cut back on expensive original programming to reduce the network’s debt.
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