Chicago P.D. actress Lisseth Chavez is exiting the NBC show and joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW.
Chavez will be a series regular and portray Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. During the show’s DC Fandome panel executive producer Grainne Godfree revealed details about the character.
“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.”
The “tough and self-sufficient” Spooner “lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens,” reads the character description. “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.”
“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.” Which is how the Legends come to meet Spooner, “a woman uniquely qualified to help the team defeat their intergalactic foes. Either that or she’s just crazy…”
This is the second of two Saturdays DC FanDome is taking place.
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