LoT: Billy Zane Cast as P.T. Barnum

I was unfortunately away on a trip when this news dropped, as well as not realizing that Legends had another news story. Well, 4 days ago, a very famous someone was cast as the co-creator of Barnum and Bailey, Mr. Billy Zane. For any of you Titanic fans out there, you might realize that he and one half of Firestorm, Victor Garber will be reuniting for one episode. Kinda funny how the roles have switched though, with Zane playing the fictionalized real life person and Garber playing the totally fictional character. Zane will be playing P.T. Barnum for an episode, similar to all of the other guest stars as fictionalized real life people like George Lucas and J.R.R. Tolkien. Executive producer Phil Klemperer had this to say.

“Obviously, we couldn’t resist putting Victor Garber and Billy Zane back on screen for the first time since the Titanic,” executive producer Phil Klemperer said, also noting that this upcoming season will feature more historical figures like Barnum.

“But I’ve wanted to bring Billy onto Legends ever since I saw him in a friend’s comedy pilot. I’m not sure that people know how funny Billy is, although we cast him as P.T. Barnum because we knew that he would be able to find the soul beneath the larger-than-life showman,” he added.

It was very much a conscious decision to reunite the two famous actors back again, even just for one episode. Unfortunately though, there is no information why Barnum will be appearing as no plot details have surfaced yet (obviously). But we could equate to him showing up as the result of a time storm, maybe in modern times or something like that. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Legends of Tomorrow will be returning Tuesday, October 10th.

Sources: TV Guide

Author: Super Legend

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