'Looking' Star Russell Tovey to Play Gay Superhero on Upcoming CW Show

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(EDGE) Out actor Russell Tovey, best known for starring on HBO's gay drama "Looking," has found his new gig: He will play a gay superhero on the CW's four-part new crossover series set in the "Arrow" universe, TV Line reports.

Tovey will play Raymond Terrill, also known as The Ray, and will also voice the role for the CW Seed's animated series "Freedom Fighters: The Ray." 

CW offered a character description for 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.

TV Line notes The Ray first appeared in a 1973 comic of "Justice League of America." 

According to Entertainment Weekly, the crossover event will air Nov. 27 and end Nov. 28. "Freedom Fighters: The Ray" will debut on the CW's digital channel later this year.

 


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