Why did Arthur Darvill leave ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ after Season 3?


Rip Hunter was the former leader of Time Bureau and Legends. He made his debut in season one. But he mysteriously disappeared from Season 2. This led to his team embarking on a mission to find him.

Later, they learned that their lost leader was safe, but it wasn’t long before Rip’s life came to a tragic end. In Season 3, he gave up his life for the greater good. Showrunners did not reveal why Arthur’s time on the show came to an end, but much like his hiatus the year prior, his exit may have been due to scheduling conflicts. Marc Guggenheim, series co-creator, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Arthur’s exit and teased that we haven’t seen the last of Rip Hunter.

“We love Arthur, we love having Arthur on the show, and I think Arthur enjoys being on the show. Because it’s a time travel show, and because we never saw a body, anything is possible. I think Arthur is totally willing to come back and play with us if we have a cool idea,”The executive producer elaborated.

Longtime viewers have long awaited the day that the original cast reunites on screen, and we have confirmation that it’s finally happening in the show’s 100th episode.