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Legends of Tomorrow: Jewel Staite Cast as a Future Genius With Ties to...?

Jewel Staite is being called upon to assist the Legends of Tomorrow.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Firefly and Stargate Atlantis alum will guest-star on the The CW’s upcoming, timey-wimey Arrow/Flash offshoot as Rachel Turner, a tech genius/roboticist who exists in a future in which technology has an even firmer grip on our lives than it does today. (Which apparently is possible…? I will let you know after I TweetBook a photo of my breakfast.)

A descendant of a long line of inventors — one of whom turns out to be someone from the DC Universe! — Rachel believes that her creations can make that world a better place. Alas, what the brilliant beauty cannot foresee is that her work is destined to fall into the hands of immortal baddie Vandal Savage, who will use it to take over the world. Unless Rachel can team up with the Legends to stop him.

Staite’s TV credits also include The Killing (as D.A. Caroline Swift, Holder’s girlfriend,) The L.A. Complex and Wonderfalls. She joins a Legends guest star lineup that thus far includes Matt Nable (Arrow‘s Ra’s al Ghul), Neal McDonough (Arrow‘s Damien Darhk), Stephanie Corneliusse (Mr. Robot) and Ali Liebert (Strange Empire).

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c, where it will lead into Season 3 of The 100. Staite will appear in Episode 10.

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20 Comments
  1. Jason says:

    Rachel Fox?

  2. spindae2 says:

    Red head? Tech genius? Maybe related to Caitlin Snow?

  3. Gary says:

    Maybe T.O. Morrow’s descendant, trying to redeem the family line.

  4. Kate says:

    They might just keep it in show and that she is a descendant of Ray Palmer. Just maybe wanting to do a positive spin on relatives meeting across time after the whole Thwane stuff on the Flash last year.

  5. MSB says:

    The trickster

  6. Mutt999 says:

    She’ll do just fine as long as she keeps a spare catalyzer on hand.

  7. I had no idea Jewel was on Wonderfalls.
    Now I need to dig out my DVD set for a re-watch.

  8. Lysh says:

    I always remember her from a show called Flash Forward, which I apparently only lasted a year. I thought it lasted longer. ANYway, I’m excited to see her again and also this (more than now) technology-obsessed future. Shiny!

  9. sarah t says:

    I’m going to go way back here but wasn’t she on “Are you Afraid of the Dark” way back in the day?

  10. Jenny says:

    is it wrong I want her to be related to Felicity?

  11. John NYC says:

    Good new. I like her work that I’ve seen.

    Hope LoT is a good one.

  12. GeekWithFanGirlSkills says:

    Love this casting and the photo. I’ve been a fan of her work since Higher Ground and she is one of my fave convention meets ever.

  13. V says:

    They forgot to mention Space Cases on Nickelodeon, Stargate: Atlantis and, most heinously of all, how. Could. They. Forget. FIREFLY?!

  14. HAP says:

    Jewel is presently 33 years old. Amazingly, her first acting credit was in 1991.

  15. Annie says:

    As if I wasn’t already super excited for Legends, dang it just got topped.

  16. chantall says:

    I’m loving this show love the great cast members. But since prison break is coming back what will happen to dominic purcel and went worth miller? Also what will happen when they do get it right to kill savage? Or is the plot going to change? Or will the show turn out to be one of those never ending repetitive stories? I’m curious to know but for now I’m loving it