it was revealed at san diego's comic-con international that a recurring cast member will be returning in a new role to legends of tomorrow. maisie richardson-sellers, who became a fan favorite as amaya, will play a british character named charlie, per the legends cast-and-crew panel.
sellers started on the show in its second season, portraying amaya who took on the identity of vixen for the show and was also the grandmother of the modern-day vixen familiar to fans of the cw’s dc line-up. maisie’s run as amaya came to an end with the finale of season three, but showrunners had it in mind to bring her back due to the actor’s immense popularity.
of her new character, which plays to her real-life english background, richardson-sellers said, "she's a rebel without a cause. she's on her mission." she added, "she goes on a journey of self-discovery. she's been locked up as long as she can remember."
the plan, as reported from san diego, is for charlie to be tied to the magic portal the legends unleashed, and when the team first meets her they have no idea if she is a friend or a foe. if she has spent much of her life behind bars then she may play both sides and have to earn the trust of the legends if she joins them.
clearly no stranger to the legends, maisie richardson-sellers is also no stranger to the cw. she starred in the vampire diaries spin-off the originals and had a role in the abc biblical drama of kings and prophets as the daughter of king saul.
returning to the cw on monday, october 22 at 9 pm et/pt, dc’s legends of tomorrow stars caity lotz as sara lance/white canary, dominic purcell as mick rory/heat wave, brandon routh as ray palmer/atom, nick zano as nate heywood/steel, maisie richardson-sellers as amaya jiwe/vixen, tala ashe as zari tomaz, matt ryan as john constantine, jes macallan as ava sharpe and courtney ford as nora darhk.