Russell Tovey signs up to play a gay superhero in Crisis on Earth-X

Actor Russell Tovey will join the cast of Crisis on Earth-X, a show that sees the casts of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow come together.

Tovey will play a new character called The Ray.

Raymond “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 realised 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.”

Aside from appearing the TV special event, The Ray will also get own stand alone animated series.

Tovey has just finished an acclaimed run in the West End performing opposite Andrew Garfield in the epic play Angels in America. 

The actor first came to prominence in the cast of the theatrical production, a subsequent film The History Boys. He’s also appeared in Doctor Who, Being Human Looking, Him and Her, Banished and the the film The Pass.

OIP Staff

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