Legends of Tomorrow has recruited a new team member for the sixth season. Chicago P.D. star Lisseth Chavez has joined the cast of The CW show as Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz, a survivor of an alien encounter who believes that she is linked telepathically with aliens. That power will come in handy to find the missing Captain Sara Lance who was abducted at the end of the fifth season finale.
In addition to playing Officer Vanessa Rojas on Chicago, P.D., Chavez has had recurring roles on Murder in the First, The Fosters, and The OA.
“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,” the press release reads. “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.”
The release goes on to describe how the Legends will have to save history “from a foe like none they have ever encountered in the past or future.” When Sara is abducted, the team is unprepared for the new challenge and must recruit Spooner Cruz to find their missing captain.
Legends of Tomorrow returns in 2021.