Quantico actor Russell Tovey just landed himself a super gig in The Ray, both in terms of live-action and animated CW programming.
The network confirmed on Friday that Tovey (also known for Banished and Looking) is going to be playing the aforementioned superhero, otherwise known as Raymond “Ray” Terrill, in both the upcoming CW Seed series Freedom Fighters: The Ray alongside the upcoming four-part superhero crossover, one that you can read more about by heading over to the link here. He is featured in the poster for the event as proof of his appearance.
If you look at the logline below, you can get a little bit more insight into what this character is all about:
“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.”
Terrill just so happens to be gay, but it does not define his character. What is great about this is that it adds further to what is an incredibly diverse lineup of LGBT characters within the Arrow-verse, including Curtis Holt, Sara Lance, Alex Danvers, Nyssa al Ghul, and Maggie Sawyer. He also has unique abilities that we haven’t quite seen within this universe before. There is quite a bit to like from him entering this world at this time, and we hope that the show figures out some cool ways in which to implement his powers.
Could we eventually have a live-action solo show about The Ray in the future? It feels wrong to rule something like that out altogether, but for the time being we’re not all that optimistic just because four seems to be the limit of however many the network wants at the moment. With that said, we do hope that at some unfathomable day when some of these current seasons end we see the network branch out with some new ideas and properties. That way, the DC Comics legacy on the network doesn’t go away anytime soon. (For the record, we absolutely love the abundance of characters we’ve had a chance to see over time as it is.
What do you think about this Russell Tovey – The Ray casting news?
Be sure to share some more of your thoughts on the matter in the comments! For those of you looking for more news regarding Quantico, know that the series is returning to ABC with its third season in the new year. We’ll have more news on that subject before too long. (Photo: ABC.)