According to Deadline, Lisseth Chavez has joined the cast to play Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz, in DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow‘s sixth season. Chavez has been tapped for a new series regular.
Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of—and defense 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 Legends must now save history from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future…space aliens! After Sara is abducted by a ruthless alien, this new mission becomes personal. It will take more than the combined powers of the Legends to save the world for a sixth time. They must recruit a new Legend: Spooner Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy
Exec producer Grainne Godfrey, speaking on the Legends DC Fandome panel, said, “She is a young Latinx woman from Texas, who was kidnapped by aliens and has a third for vengeance. She’s not going to be the loveable losers that we normally have, she’s going to be pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends and they’re going to have to react to her and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.”
Lisseth Chavez is known for her role in “Chicago P.D.” and “Murder in the First”. She is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency, Vault Entertainment and Goodman Genow.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow returns in 2021 on The CW.
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