Russell Tovey Joins ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ As Gay Superhero The Ray

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TVLine confirmed, Quantico actor Russell Tovey is has been cast in CW’s Arrow and The Flash. He’s playing The Ray, who is a gay superhero.

Tovey is joining the four-part Arrow-verse crossover. You can read the full details below:

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.