Garber began in the role of Professor Stein on The Flash, where he was paired with Robbie Amell's Ronnie Raymond to form Firestorm the Nuclear Man: a gestalt hero who could rearrange matter at an atomic level, but mostly flew and shot fire from his hands.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW, DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber as Martin Stein, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen, and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel. Warner Bros. TV and The CW didn't provide a comment on the departure.
Then again, cast turnover is the one constant on Legends of Tomorrow, which has always been meant to have a rotating group of characters. Actor David Hyde Pierce now plays the part in the hit Broadway revival, starring Bette Midler.
I first heard rumblings about a potential Garber exit last spring as Legends of Tomorrow was wrapping its second season. That schedule is not conducive to shooting a television program on the other side of the continent.
Garber is still being billed as a series regular for Season 3, though right now there are no current plans to bring him back on the show once he wraps his run.
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