The Ray Will Be The Lead And Gay In New CW Seed Animated Series

With the recent news that the WWE Plans To Introduce LGBT Characters, we are going to be a little cautious as to which "characters" the writers decide to transform, have come out, write as, realize, create as gay.  The CW has announced that they're going to have one of its new shows have the lead character be gay.


DC Comics' "The Ray" will join "Vixen" on CW Seed next year. The animated "Freedom Fighters: The Ray" show, announced at TCA 2016, will follow Raymond "Ray" Terrill, the first gay superhero to lead his own series.

According to the official series description,

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.

According to The CW president Mark Pedowitz, the Ray is intended to follow in Vixen's footsteps and make the jump from animation into The CW's live-action DCTV shows with the same actor (via Deadline). No casting has yet been announced.

"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" is based on writer Grant Morrison's version of the character, who appeared in DC's "Multiversity" event, rather than the iteration that first appeared in 1973's "Justice League of America" #107.  –

We will be watching for "Freedom Fighters: The Ray."  t should arrive on CW Seed in 2017.

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