Dominic Purcell, who plays Legends of Tomorrow‘s career criminal Mick Rory/Heat Wave, announced Friday that he has “no interest” in continuing on as a series regular.
Purcell wrote via Instagram.
“Deal isn’t done. I have no interest,”
“[Whatever] cash they throw on the corporate level. I’m walking away from @cw_legendsoftomorrow. It’s been a total pleasure and a humbling experience bringing @dccomics iconic character #heatwave (aka) MICK RORY to life. I smashed this character — not an actor in the world could have done better.”
In a now-deleted portion of his original caption, Purcell said,
“The studio does not care. The actors[‘] work ethic and talent must give them the confidence to question authority. Much love to all. It’s not lost on me how very fortunate I am.”
*Update* Purcell confirmed he will,
“come back periodically,”
as part of a handshake deal with executive producer/co-showrunner Phil Klemmer.
Warner Bros. Television had no comment on Purcell’s announcement.
The edited post now offers a more positive note:
“Big thanks to the cast and crew and all the awesome relationships I’ve made over the years. Thank you all. Dom.”
The CW series’ sixth season is set to begin Sunday, May 2, with the network already greenlighting the 7th season.