Quantico vet Russell Tovey has joined the ranks of DC's ever expanding Arrowverse.
Tovey has been tapped to play The Ray in the upcoming four-part DC TV crossover event this coming November - which will see the villains of Earth X attack the heroes of our world. Tovey will also voice the heroic character in the upcoming CW Seed animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
The official character description for The Ray is as follows:
Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice — he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.
The character first appeared in 1973, but the show's version will more closely resemble the hero seen in DC’s Multiversity series. Freedom Fighters: The Ray will debut on The CW’s digital channel later this year. Fans will meet the new hero during the four-part DC TV crossover airing Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th.
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