SDCC 2017: The Ray Heads To CW Seed For New Animated Series

by Joshua Raynor
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CW Seed has released the first footage from its next animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, and it shows Raymond “Ray” Terrill leading a team of resistance fighters against an evil army of Nazi soldiers.

The video welcomes us to Earth X, a parallel world where the Nazis won World War II and the Reichsmen rule over present day America. The leading men of Arrow and The Flash also make an appearance, but instead of fighting alongside Ray, they’re looking to stop the light-powered hero and his team of Freedom Fighters consisting of Black Condor, Phantom Lady, and Red Tornado.

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.

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.

Executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, Freedom Fighters: The Ray will arrive on CW Seed in the Fall.

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