TVLine is reporting that Lisseth Chavez has signed up for a series regular role in the upcoming sixth season of the CW network’s drama series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The official synopsis for the upcoming sixth season is as follows:
Sara Lance and Ava Sharpe and their team are hunting down extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history. 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.
Lissbeth Chavez (whose credits include Chicago P.D and The Fosters) will be playing the role of Esperanza ‘Spooner’ Cruz, a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy. The tough and self-sufficient Spooner lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of – and defence 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.
During the Legends of Tomorrow panel at DC FanDome, executive producer Grainne Godfree said that though Spooner may be a resource for the Legends, she won’t necessarily be pals with them, saying:
She is not going to be the lovable loser that we normally have. She’s going to be someone who is pretty tough and gives it to the other Legends, and they’re going all have to react to her, and I think it’s going to throw them off their feet a little bit.
Lissbeth Chavez will join a cast that includes Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan, Tala Ashe, Olivia Swann, Shayan Sobhian, Amy Pemberton, Nick Zano, Dominic Purcell and Matt Ryan.