“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is introducing its first Muslim-American superhero and has set Tala Ashe to play the character of Zari Adrianna Tomaz.
A Muslim-American woman from the year 2030. Zari lives in a world of contradictions. Technology has brought about incredible change in her future — too bad human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice, and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “grey hat hacktivist.”
The character is described as a computer nerd with a wry, combative attitude and woman living a double life who doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.
In her comic book roots, Zari’s alter-ego was Isis, after the Egyptian goddess, though it’s unclear if that will remain on “Legends.”
Ashe previously recurred on NBC’s “American Odyssey” and had roles on “Smash,” “30 Rock” and “Covert Affairs.” She is represented by Don Buchwald & Associates and Primary Wave Entertainment.
“Legends of Tomorrow” stars Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. The show moves to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW this fall, following “The Flash.”