There will be a new show on the CW featuring a gay superhero, following hit series like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
And this time, there will be another show from the DC Comics universe: The Ray.
It will take inspiration from Grant Morrisson’s Multiversity, which took superhero team Freedom Fighters and updated them to better reflect modern America.
It will also be different from the comic book origins of the character. Instead of being born with superhero powers, Raymond ‘Ray’ Terrill is 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 the findings, the project head exposed Ray to a ‘genetic light bomb’ that was intended to kill him but instead gifted him with light-based powers. He then joined the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression.
It’s expected the character will show up on the Arrow and The Flash.
CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association summer tour the new series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, will debut in 2017 on the channel’s online streaming platform.
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