CW Seed Picks Up Gay Superhero Animated Series Freedom Fighters: The Ray. After the success of Vixen, The CW’s web counterpart CW Seed has picked up another superhero series based on gay character The Ray, which will be titled Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
The new animated web series will make its debut in 2017, according to The CW boss Mark Pedowitz at the TCA Summer Press Tour as the first gay character to lead a superhero series. Pedowitz also added that the character will likely have a live-action appearance on the other DCTV shows, similar to Vixen when Megalyn Echikunwoke jumped into live-action appearing on Arrow. “Without question,” Pedowitz said when asked about the possibility of a live-action version of The Ray. “That is the way we are intending to build these things out.”
Here’s a brief synopsis for the series:
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.
Ray Terrill/The Ray made his appearance in 1973 as a member of the Justice League. The upcoming animated series will fit into the Multiverse, which updated the Freedom Fighters to be more like modern citizens. Will you be watching Freedom Fighters: The Ray?
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