Meet The Ray: Being Human’s Russell Tovey Joins Arrowverse In Crossover And Animated Series

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Today has been a bounty of news for fans of the Arrowverse. We have gotten our first real bits and pieces of information on the next four show crossover.

And this year? It’s going to be a proper four show crossover.

One of the most exciting things, however, in this massive info dump for Crisis on Earth-X is the news that Russell Tovey (Being Human, Quantico, Looking) has been cast as The Ray/Raymond “Ray” Terrill. In addition to appearing on the series in live action, Tovey will lend his voice to Freedom Fights: The Ray.

Terrill is described as “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.”

On the Earth-X, the The Ray and the Freedom go up against the New Reischmen which contain evil versions of The Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl. It will be interesting to see how The Ray will deal with their “good” counterparts.

The addition of The Ray adds another LGBT character to the Arrowverse joining characters like Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) on Legends, Central City PD Captain David Singh (Patrick Sabongui) on The Flash, and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) on Supergirl.

Crisis on Earth-X will air on November 27th and the 28th in a two night event between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. 

Bec Heim

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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