CW Seed is debuting a new superhero series, The Ray, in 2017. What sets The Ray apart from other entries in The CW’s DCTV Universe is that he is the first gay lead character.
Raymond ‘Ray Terrill was a reporter who discovered a secret government project to weaponize light but was found out and exposed to a ‘genetic light bomb’ before he could expose it. Instead of killing him, the bomb gave him light-based powers.
The Ray first appeared in Justice League of America #107 (October 1973), but the character was reworked by Grant Morrison In his crirically acclaimed Mulitversity series. For more follow the jump.
“FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY” COMING TO CW SEED IN 2017
August 11, 2016 (Beverly Hills, Calif.) – CW Seed, the digital channel of The CW Network, will debut a new animated series in 2017, FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY, based on the characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content.
In DC’s Multiversity series, writer Grant Morrison updated the Freedom Fighters to better reflect American demographics. Inspired by Morrison’s new take on the character, the series FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY will introduce the first gay Super Hero to lead a show.
Based on the characters from DC, FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY is from Berlanti Productions in association with Blue Ribbon Content, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”).
ABOUT THE RAY:
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.
FIRST DC APPEARANCE: Justice League of America #107 (October 1973)
REAL NAME: Raymond “Ray” Terrill
SPECIAL POWERS/ABILITIES: Light manipulation, energy blasts, flight