Donald Faison is on a collision course with superheroes – and no, we’re not just talking about the Powerpuff series.
Entertainment Weekly revealed the former Scrubs star will appear in the upcoming season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The specifics of Faison’s role are being kept under wraps for now. But his mystery character will apparently be seeking “fame, fortune, and glory.”
Interestingly, the show’s producers said they hope the role won’t be a one-off guest appearance; if Legends of Tomorrow nabs an eighth season, Faison’s character could return.
“We are beyond thrilled to have Donald Faison join the Waverider,” said Legends of Tomorrow showrunners Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu to EW. “We are all huge fans of his impressive body of work, and seeing him with the rest of the Legends in our finale was an absolute, side-splitting joy. We can’t wait for our fans to see who he’s playing, and we look forward to telling many more stories with him and our lovable misfits should we be blessed with an eighth season.”
Here’s the official description of Faison’s mystery character:
The Legends first encounter this character at a different phase of his career whose golden years are in the rearview mirror. He is good guy deep down; his ego is looking for a boost that only fame, fortune, and glory can provide. While he claims to have been recruited to work for a mysterious time organization, he wasn’t offered much of a choice in the matter. As an unauthorized time traveler with high-profile aspirations, he developed a mischievous streak and cuts a few corners along the way to achieving his dreams. He knows all about the Legends of Tomorrow and finds them inspiring because they are the kind of heroes who started at the ground floor, as opposed to inheriting their powers from an alien planet, a spider bite, or wealthy parents. But the big question is whether his respect for the team is going to be able to help the Legends out of hot water or get them into hotter water!
Faison himself said he’s excited to join the DC Universe.
“I have been a fan of Legends of Tomorrow since the first season, and have always wanted to be a part of the DC Comics universe,” Faison told EW. “I’m excited to join such a talented cast.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Wednesdays on the CW. Faison’s episode, the seventh season finale, will air on March 2.