Jes Macallan Promoted to Series Regular in “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 4

by Ari Bard
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After recently being renewed for a fourth season, Legend’s of Tomorrow also revealed that Jes Macallan has been promoted to series regular according to EW.

Macallan plays Time Bureau agent Ava Sharpe, a character introduced in season 3, who has recently become the head of the Time Bureau itself.  In addition, Ava is a love interest for White Canary a.k.a Sara Lance, played by Caity Lotz, and has also recently found out she is a clone.

Executive producer Phil Klemmer had this to say about the Macallan and her character:

“Jes has a power to captivate in person as well as on screen. She had been guest-starring on Legends for all of two days when one of our teamsters, the guy who had been driving her to set, told me that we ought to make her a series regular. He wasn’t wrong.  We knew that we wanted Sara to fall in love with someone in season 3, and our challenge was to come up with a character worthy of our fearless captain’s love — and then the second challenge was to find a performer capable of playing that part. The door had barely closed on Jes, having just finished her chemistry read with Caity Lotz, that we all turned to each other and agreed that we had found our Ava.

Her character arc was a bit of a slow burn this season, and yet each episode revealed a new facet of her character. She’s been alternately funny, poignant, engaging, endearing, and kick-ass this season — and yet I know for a fact that we haven’t hit all of Jes’s hidden gears as an actor. We are lucky to have a whole new season in which to find them. It’s not every actor who can find the emotional heart of a storyline that features John Constantine, a chicken, and a severed human foot. Thank God we found Jes Macallan.”

Matt Ryan, who plays hero John Constantine, has been promoted to series 4 regular as well.

There has been quite a shake-up in Legend’s of Tomorrow this season.  Along with these two recent additions, Tala Ashe joined this season as hero Zari Tomaz, and Keiynan Lonsdale has brought his talents playing Wally West on CW’s The Flash over to Legends as regular as well. Meanwhile Firestorm, played by Victor Garber and Franz Drameh, has exited the show along with the most recent incarnation of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold.

You can watch the season finale of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 P.M. EST.


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