DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is turning to a Chicago P.D. vet in Season 6 as Lisseth Chavez joins the cast in a new series regular role.
Playing Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz, Chavez is best known for her role as Officer Vanessa Rojas on NBC’s One Chicago series, P.D.. Recurring in shows like Murder in the First, The Fosters and The OA over the years, she’s a welcome addition to the Legends team.
Described as tough and self-sufficient, Chavez’s character Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of and to defend against space aliens. While she may be seen as paranoid to some, Spooner sees herself as well-prepared considering her status as a survivor of a childhood alien encounter.
Believing she can communicate telepathically with them, Spooner sees herself as the perfect recruit for Waverider captains Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Ava Sharpe (Jes Macallan) and the Legends who will be hunting extraterrestrials who have been displaced throughout history in Season 6.